Wellington Weekly Update

Source: Area OPP
Date: Sat May 4 05:00:44 MST 2024

(COUNTY OF WELLINGTON, ON) – Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has consolidated and streamlined notable traffic offences with a single release.

On March 2, 2024, at approximately 3:15 a.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint on George St., Arthur. It was reported that a white Sport Utility Vehicle (S.U.V.) had been parked and running for two hours. As a result of the investigation, Conor Mitchel SCRATCHER, 27-years-old of Athur, has been charged with Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Methamphetamine, contrary to the Controlled drugs and Substances Act. The accused was scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph on April 26, 2024.

On March 2, 2024, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a fail to remain collision on Wellington Road 16 at Sideroad 20, West Garafraxa. It was reported that a grey sedan was struck by a white pick-up truck and that fled the collision. As a result of the investigation, an 18-year-old driver from Fergus, was charged with Fail to Report Accident, Failed to Yield to Traffic on Through Highway, G1 Licence Holder – Unaccompanied by Qualified Driver, and G1 Licence Holder – Carry Front-Seat Passenger, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

On March 3, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 7, Mapleton. At approximately 7:00 a.m., the driver of a black sedan was observed travelling well above the posted 80km/hr speed limit. As a result of the investigation, a 23-year-old driver from Cambridge, was charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt – Excessive Speed contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court Guelph on June 5, 2023.

On March 3, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 19, Centre Wellington. At approximately 200 p.m., the officer stopped the driver of a black sedan. As a result of the investigation, Kathleen Ann GRAY, 48-years-old of Dunnville, was charged with Operation While Impaired – B.A.C. 80 plus and Operation While Prohibited, contrary to the Criminal Code. Further, the driver was also charged with Driving While Under Suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The accused was scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on April 23, 2024.

On March 3, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on The Hanlon Expressway, Guelph. At approximately 7:30 p.m., the driver of a white sedan was observed travelling well above the posted 70km/hr speed limit. As a result of the investigation, a 19-year-old driver from Brampton, was charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt – Excessive Speed and Careless Driving, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court Guelph on June 5, 2023.

On March 4, 2024, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a vehicle collision on Thompson Crescent, Erin. It was reported that a white mini van and a black pick-up truck had collided. As a result of the investigation, a 24-year-old driver from Erin, was charged with two counts of Driving While under Suspension and Fail to Report Accident, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. Further, the driver was also charged with No Insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offence court – Guelph, on June 19, 2024.

On March 4, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on Highway 23, Minto. At approximately 11:15 a.m., the driver of a black Sport Utility Vehicle was observed travelling well above the posted 80km/hr speed limit. As a result of the investigation, a 52-year-old driver from Kitchener, was charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt – Excessive Speed contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court – Guelph on June 5, 2023.

On March 5, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was morning monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 11, Mapleton. At approximately 7:45 a.m., the driver of a blue sport utility vehicle was stopped. As a result of the investigation, a 42-year-old driver from Drayton, was charged with Driving While Under Suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court – Guelph on June 5, 2023.

*Anyone charged with Operation while Impaired – B.A.C. 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood) or Failing to Comply with Demand receives a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment as per statute.

*Anyone charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt receives a 14-day impoundment and a 30-day driver’s licence suspension as per statute.

If you have an urgent traffic complaint or if you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by drugs or alcohol, please call 911 immediately. If you have a non-emergency traffic complaint, you may also call 1-888-310-1122 or www.opp.ca/reportacrime. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.


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