Weekly Media Release July 9th to 14th 2019
Stunt driver charged on residential roadway
On Saturday July 13th 2019, police observed a motor vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed on Garafraxa Street North. Police confirmed their observation with the use of radar and locked on the suspect vehicles’ speed registering at 105 kilometers per hour in a posted 50 kilometer per hour zone. The driver was passing other cars and drove through a stop sing. Police intercepted the vehicle and the driver was identified as being a 24 year old Hanover male who held a G2 drivers license. Subsequent to police investigation, the driver was charged with stunt driving and his driver’s license was immediately seized and suspended for seven days. The accused males’ vehicle was impounded for seven days and he was issued an August 20th court date where he will answer to the charge.
Racing while impaired
On Saturday July 13th 2019, at approximately 9:04pm, police observed a motor vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed on Grey County Road 3. Police confirmed their observation with the use of radar and locked on the suspect vehicles’ speed registering at 146 kilometers per hour in a posted 80 kilometer per hour zone. The female driver was further found to have consumed alcohol and was brought to the police station to provide a breath sample. The female complied with the breath demands and registered an alcohol to blood reading of over twice the legal limit. Subsequent to police investigation, the 42 year old Tara, Ontario resident was charged with one count of impaired operation, one count of operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 or over) pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada and one count of racing a motor vehicle pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act. The accused female’s vehicle was immediately impounded for seven days and her driver’s license was suspended for 90 days. She will automatically have to pay a $550 penalty as well as a $281 license reinstatement fee. The accused will appear at the Walkerton Courthouse on July 24th 2019 to answer to the charges.
Close to 100 Cannabis plants seized
On Sunday, July 14th 2019, police were conducting a RIDE program in the area of Highway #6 and Grey County road 12, when a van being driven by a lone male entered the RIDE program. Investigation revealed that the van was loaded with close to one-hundred cannabis plants. The 40 year old male driver from Newmarket was subsequently arrested and charged with being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of distributing pursuant to the Federal Cannabis Act. The Cannabis plants as well as the drivers’ vehicle were both seized and the accused was given an August 14th court date where he will answer to the charge at the Walkerton Courthouse. The West Grey Police Service wish to remind the public that though as of October 17th, 2018 Cannabis is legal, restrictions and control still apply and any individual may only possess up to thirty grams of dried Cannabis or the equivalent to thirty grams in non-dried form at a time when in public. For a complete list of Cannabis restrictions you can visit https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/cannabis/