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Perth County OPP Reports - August 12, 2014

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DRIVER FAILS TO NEGOTIATE CURVE

(TOWNSHIP OF PERTH EAST, ON) On Saturday August 09, 2014, shortly before 4:30 p.m. Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision on Perth Line 56 at Perth Road 119 in Topping.

Investigation indicated that a Toyota Camry was being driven west bound on Perth Line 56 when the driver failed to negotiate the curve in the road. The car continued straight, entering the ditch where it flipped and struck a hydro pole.

The two passengers in the vehicle, an 88 year old female and a 60 year old male both residents of Hamilton were transported to local hospital with major injuries. The 35 year old male driver also from Hamilton did not sustain injuries. He has been charged with "careless driving".

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SMOKING PASSENGER CHARGED

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Friday August 08, 2014, at 6:44 p.m. an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Highway Safety Division officer on patrol in Listowel observed a south bound Pontiac sedan on Wallace Ave North. The male adult passenger in the car was observed smoking a cigarette while a female child was observed seated in the back seat of the vehicle.

The car was pulled over in downtown Listowel and the male passenger was spoken to. The female child was determined to be 8 years of age.

The 27 year old male passenger, a resident of Drayton was aware of the requirements under the Smoke Free Ontario Act. He was issued a ticket of $155 for the offence of "smoke tobacco in motor vehicle while another person less than 16 years old is present".

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IRRESPONSIBLE SPEEDING DRIVERS

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) - Since August 01, 2014 the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police has investigated five racing driver incidents where drivers operated their motor vehicles in excess of 50 km/h above the posted speed limit.

On Friday August 01, around 8 a.m., a 54 year old male from The Township of Perth South operated his pickup truck at 139 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Perth Line 26 south of Stratford.

On Friday August 01 shortly after 3 p.m., a 19 year old male from The Township of Perth South operated his Volkswagen Jetta at 146 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Line 39 North West of Mitchell.

On Saturday August 02, before 1 p.m., a 34 year old male from Stratford drove his Chrysler sedan at 131 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Hwy 7 near St.Marys.

On Sunday August 03, around 4:45 p.m., a 32 year old male from Cambridge was driving his Yamaha motorcycle on Perth Line 20 near Fullarton at 140 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

On Sunday August 10 shortly after 2:30 p.m., a 17 year old male from Kitchener was driving his Toyota sedan on Perth Line 20 south of Sebringville at 138 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

All five of these irresponsible drivers have been charged with "race a motor vehicle", they have all been issued a summons instructing them to appear in Stratford court where they are to answer to this charge. They each had their licences suspended for seven days and their vehicles were impounded for a week.

The Perth County OPP will continue to target impaired, aggressive and suspended drivers. Citizens are urged to contact police immediately if they witness or suspect an impaired driver. The OPP can be reached anytime anywhere within the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122.


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