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Drunk Tractor Driver Arrested – JANTZI

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged another impaired driver in the Municipality of North Perth.

On May 11, 2022, just after 12:00 a.m., an officer observed a tractor that was swerving on Queen Avenue in Monkton.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and determined that the driver was showing signs of impairment. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to a local operations centre for further testing.

Taylor JANTZI, 28 of Stratford, has been charged with:

–      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

–      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

A 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.

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Drunk Driver From Owen Sound Arrested

(KINCARDINE, ON) – On May 14, 2022, at 11:16 p.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a vehicle in the ditch along Highway 21 in the Municipality of Kincardine. Officers located the vehicle and found that the driver had been drinking alcohol.

The driver was placed under arrest and taken to a Qualified Intoxilizer Technician for breath tests.

Mabel MOLE, 41-years-old, of Owen Sound, was charged with Impaired Driving and Operate over 80 milligrams. The accused will be appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton to answer to the charges.

An impaired driving charge includes an immediate 90-day driver’s license suspension and an immediate 7-day vehicle impoundment.

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Meaford Drug & Weapon Bust

(MEAFORD, ON) – On May 11, 2022, the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crimes Unit (CSCU) with the assistance of the Wellington County CSCU, Huron Perth CSCU and OPP West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), executed a search warrant on a property located in the Municipality of Meaford.

As a result of the investigation, the Grey Bruce OPP have arrested and charged Amanda ARMITAGE, 43 years-old, from the Municipality of Meaford with the following offences:

·        Possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking

·        Unauthorized Possession of a weapon

The Grey Bruce OPP have also arrested and charged Quinton ARMITAGE, 18-years-old, from the Municipality of Meaford with the following offences:

·        Possession of a schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking

·        Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling

·        Possession for the purpose of distributing

A search of the property resulted in the seizure of suspected controlled substances, offence related property, and a weapon. The approximate value of the seized property is $32,437

Both accused individuals were released and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound at a later date.

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84 Year Old Driver Hits Pedestrian

(TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON, ON) – On May 16, 2022, at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious collision involving a single motor vehicle at MacDonald Square, Elora. Initial reports indicated that a white sedan had lost control and struck a pedestrian before coming to rest against a building.

OPP, Centre Wellington Fire Rescue and Guelph Wellington Paramedics Service responded. A pedestrian, a 67-year-old female from Elora, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver, an 84-year-old female from Elora, was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

The cause of the collision is being investigated.

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73 Year Old Driver Falls Asleep & Hits Tree

(PERTH EAST, ON) – One person was charged after leaving the roadway and striking a tree.

On May 5, 2022, just after 4:00 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a vehicle that drove into a tree on Line 42 in the Township of Perth East. The investigation indicated that the driver had fallen asleep while driving.

There were no serious injuries as a result of the collision.

Dale CRESSMAN, 73, of Clinton, has been charged with:

–      Careless Driving

The accused was issued a Provincial Offences Notice for the offence.

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Collison On 86 – SCHMIDT Charged

(PERTH EAST, ON) – One person was charged after another rear-end collision in North Perth.

On May 8, 2022, just before 3:00 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a collision involving two vehicles on Perth Line 86 in the Township of Perth East. The investigation indicated that a vehicle was slowing down when another vehicle drove into the rear of the first vehicle.  

There were no injuries reported as a result of the collision.

Shelley SCHMIDT, 60, of Listowel, has been charged with:

–      Careless Driving

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.

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Another Methamphetamine Bust

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a 59-year-old with a drug offence and a 58-year-old with two provincial offences following a traffic stop on Perth Road 164 in the Municipality of North Perth.

On May 3, 2022, just before 12:00 a.m., a Perth County OPP officer stopped a motor vehicle to investigate a possible suspended driver.

Through the course of investigation and search of the motor vehicle, a quantity of illicit drugs was located inside the vehicle.

As a result, Tammy ETHIER, 59, of Kelowna, British Columbia, has been charged with:

–      Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.

A 58-year-old resident of Atwood has been charged with:

–      Drive while under suspension

–      Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

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31 Year Old From Wroxeter Rear Ends Tractor

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – One person was injured after a driver drove through a cloud of dust into a farm tractor.

On May 6, 2022, at approximately 1:20 p.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two-vehicle collision on Perth Line 86 in the Municipality of North Perth.

The investigation indicated that a vehicle ran into the back of a farm tractor after the driver drove through dust that was in the air.

One person was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Ryan DEVEREAUX, 33-year-old resident of Wroxeter has been charged with:

–      Careless driving

The accused was issued a Provincial Notice for the offence.

Drivers are reminded that farm tractors have a right to be on the roadway, and all drivers are responsible for ensuring that they are able to see that the roadway is clear before proceeding. Drivers should reduce their speed, and look ahead to anticipate any upcoming obstructions on the roadway.

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Cocaine A Factor In Collision/Fight

(NORTH PERTH, ON) – Two people have been charged following a collision on Perth Road 164 in the Municipality of North Perth.

On May 7, 2022, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Perth Road 164 in North Perth as a result of a domestic dispute.

The driver of the vehicle told police that they had an argument with the passenger. Subsequently the passenger grabbed the driver’s arm causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and entered the ditch. There were no injuries as a result of the collision.

During the investigation, the occupants of the vehicle were found to be in possession of drugs.

The driver, a 21-year-old resident of Palmerston, has been charged with:

–      Possession of a Schedule I substance – Cocaine

–      Drive motor vehicle- no licence

The passenger, a 21-year-old resident of Palmerston, has been charged with:

–      Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine

–      Assault – Spousal

Both accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

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Suspended Drunk Driver Arrested – BURCH

(NORTH MIDDLESEX, ON) – On May 11, 2022 at approximately 10:20 p.m., a member of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), while on general patrol, performed a traffic stop on a vehicle on Parkhill Main Street, North Middlesex township.

As a result, Brandon BURCH, a 27-year-old of Strathroy, has been charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Driving while under suspension under the Highway Traffic Act

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in London to speak to the charges at a later date.

The Middlesex OPP wants to remind the public that if you see anything suspicious or suspect an impaired driver you should contact the Ontario Provincial Police or your nearest police authority immediately.

The OPP can be reached anytime, anywhere in the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122.