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Mid-morning traffic stops results in impaired driving charges

December 13, 2018   ·   0 Comments

An officer from Caledon OPP’s Traffic Unit stopped a motor vehicle on Old Church Road, east of Airport Road for a traffic violation on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Investigation at the stop led to the driver being arrested and transported to the Caledon Detachment for intoxilyzer tests.

A 70-year-old from Caledon, has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, operate a motor vehicle over 80mgs of alcohol and operate a motor vehicle without insurance.

The accused is scheduled to appear at Orangeville Provincial Court on December 13, 2018.

Anyone charged with over 80mgs is subject to an immediate driver’s license suspension for 90 days and an immediate impoundment of the vehicle used for a period of 7 days.

Man faces attempted murder charges in Seguin Township

West Parry Sound OPP responded to a weapon call on Country Lane in Seguin Township.

The OPP’s Tactics and Rescue Unit 9TRU) Emergency Resonse Team (ERT), Canine Unit (K9), Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), Crisis Negotiators and Critical Incident Command (CIC) apprehended a man who was transported to hospital with non-threatening injuries.

A 67-year-old man from Caledon has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempt to commit murder using a farm arm.

He will remain in custody and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound at a later date.

Driver charged in altercation between drivers on Highway 9

 Caledon OPP responded to a road rage incident between drivers westbound on Highway 9.

 Two drivers were involved in an altercation while westbound on Highway 9 near Heart Lake Road, in the town of Caledon on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 at about 3:30 p.m., The altercation resulted in damage to one of the motor vehicles. 

 A Grand Valley man, has been charged with mischief. The accused is scheduled to appear in Orangeville Provincial Court on Jan. 8, 2019. 

 Traffic safety is one of the OPPs core functions. Motorists witnessing erratic or dangerous driving behaviour can contact the OPP by dialing 9-1-1 or *OPP (*677). Telephone complaints are broadcasted to officers immediately. Motorists should not confront other motorists personally.

 Ontario Provincial Police recognizes victims of gender-based violence

OPP Participate in National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

 A candlelight vigil was held today at the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Headquarters, paying tribute to the 14 women who were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montreal, as well as each and every woman in Ontario whose life has been harmed or lost to gender-based violence.

“The OPP is committed to working with our community partners to provide a trauma-informed approach to service for those who experience violence, and to provide a continuum of support, said interim commissioner Brad Blair.

 Attendees heard from guest speaker Glen Canning. Glen Canning is an advocate for victims of sexual assault. He is the father of Rehtaeh Anne Parsons, a Nova Scotia teenager who was sexually assaulted by four males at a home near Halifax in November 2011. Rehtaeh ended her life April 4, 2013, following months of cyber-abuse and victim blaming. Canning has spoken about Rehtaeh’s case internationally and across Canada.

 “It is not just violence against women; it is actually men’s violence against women. The best way to honour victims is to engage young men to make change and start speaking up, said Canning.

 Gender-based violence facts, according to the Government of Canada.

 Women are at a 20 per cent higher risk of violent victimization than men when all other risk factors are considered.

Young women between the ages of 15 and 24 experience the highest rates of violence.

Indigenous women are more than three times as likely to report being a victim of spousal violence as non-Indigenous women.

Women living in the territories are victimized at a rate eight times higher than those living in the provinces.



         

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