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Perth County OPP Reports - June 10, 2014

Web posted on June 10, 2014


(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Sunday June 08, 2014 shortly before 2 a.m. a Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere (RIDE) program was conducted by North Perth Ontario Provincial Police Officers (OPP) at the intersection of Wallace Ave. North and McDonald St. East.

Officers stopped an SUV and determined that the male driver, a 30 year old Municipality of North Perth resident had been drinking alcoholic beverages. The driver registered a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) from .05 to .08.

A check of the driver's licencing history revealed that this was the second time he had a similar reading within the past 5 years. As a result his driver's licence was seized and has been suspended for 7 days. His vehicle was also towed from the scene.



(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Saturday June 07, 2014, around 1:30 a.m. a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was on patrol along Tremaine Ave South near Bright Ave in Listowel. The officer observed a car parked on an angle on the roadway.

The officer checked on the male who was seated in the driver's seat of the car and determined that he had consumed alcohol. The driver was transported to the North Perth OPP Detachment where he failed two Intoxilyzer Breath Tests.

Evan SMITH of the Municipality of Huron East has been charged with Care or Control while impaired and Care or Control over 80 mgs. He is to appear at the Listowel Court of Justice on June 24, 2014 to answer to these charges.



(PERTH COUNTY, ON) Last week, from Monday June 2nd to Thursday June 5th, Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers ran their "Stop and Look" campaign. They focused their attention on intersection related offences where drivers fail to stop or yield where required.

Perth County traffic statistics indicate, that one quarter of all collisions are a direct result of failing to stop or yield at intersections. A closer look at these collisions indicates that many of them are very serious in nature resulting in serious personal injuries some have even resulted in death. The reason for the serious nature of these collisions is due to the speed of the vehicles at these intersections.

An example of this type of crash occurred at 7 p.m. on Friday June 06, 2014 emergency personnel were dispatched to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Perth Line 20 and Hwy 7. An 18 year old Kitchener male was driving an east bound Honda Accord on Perth Line 20 when he pulled out directly in the path of a south bound Mazda on Hwy 7.

The Mazda was operated by a 30 year old male from Kitchener. A 27 year old male passenger of the Mazda, a Kitchener resident, was transported to local hospital with minimal injuries. The driver of the Accord was transported to local hospital, with minor injuries. The driver of the Accord has been charged with "fail to yield to traffic on through highway".

During the four day "Stop and Look" campaign, officers focused their available time on all intersections, however a number of specific intersections were identified as target areas. The intersections were chosen as a result of public complaints or because of high historic collision numbers.

Officers spent a total of 75 hours on this initiative which resulted in the issuing of 49 stop sign charges and 3 traffic signal charges.

It is hoped that this targeted enforcement has encouraged motorists to consciously stop and look at stop signs controlled intersections.

Perth County OPP officers will continue their stop sign enforcement as part of their regular patrols throughout the year.