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South Wellington OPP Reports - May 21, 2014

Web posted on May 21, 2014

DRIVER CHARGED WITH FAIL TO REMAIN AND CARELESS DRIVING

(ROCKWOOD, ON) On Sunday, May 18, 2014, at approximately 9:24 a.m., Wellington County Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an abandoned vehicle which had been involved in a collision on Sideroad 5, east of Trafalgar Rd, Erin, in Wellington County.

Police attended the scene an observed an extensively damaged 1996 Honda vehicle in the southbound ditch of Sideroad 5. The keys were inside the vehicle, which was still in drive. Several beer cans were observed in and around the vehicle.

After further investigation, police were able to contact the driver of the Honda. At approximately 3:42 p.m. the driver attended at the Rockwood OPP Detachment, stating that he was driving home at approximately 6:00 a.m. that morning, when he swerved to avoiding hitting a dog or coyote that ran onto the road.

Michael Danny DOBREEN, 24, of Erin, was issued Part III Summons for Fail to Remain and Careless Driving. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 18, 2014.

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OPP REPORT TWO ROAD FATALITIES OVER VICTORIA DAY LONG WEEKEND

(ORILLIA, ON) The Ontario Provincial Police's (OPP) preliminary report indicates that two people died on OPP-patrolled roads over the Victoria Day Long Weekend.

One man died in eastern Ontario when the farm tractor he was driving failed to negotiate a turn on a township road. Another man succumbed to his injuries following a single vehicle collision in northeastern Ontario.

With high volumes of traffic on roads and people taking advantage of outdoor recreational activities, the OPP remained highly visible right across the province and were pleased to see motorists, off-roaders and boaters do an excellent job of keeping themselves and those around them safe right through the weekend.

The OPP also took part in Canada Road Safety Week from May 13-19 (2014), focusing on education and enforcement of laws associated with impaired driving, seat belt use, distracted and aggressive driving.


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