OPP Police Press Releases

Middlesex OPP Weekend Report

(MIDDLESEX, ON) – Over the course of the weekend, members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were busy during their part to keep our communities safe. 

(Thames Centre, ON) – On February 20, 2021 at 12:43 a.m., Police were dispatched to the report of a motor vehicle collision on Hamilton Road in Thames Center. The vehicle was unoccupied upon police arrival, however a driver was located a short time later.

The vehicle left the roadway, struck a hydro pole and came to a rest in the backyard of a residence in the area. There were no injuries reported.

Police have charged 18-year-old, Christopher GIBSON, of Dorchester with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Fail to remain, section 200(1) of the Highway Traffic Act
  • Young driver – B.A.C. above zero, section 44.1(5) of the Highway Traffic Act

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in an Ontario Court of Justice on March 30, 2021 to speak to the charges.

Thames Centre, ON – On February 20, 2021 at 10:30 p.m., Middlesex OPP observed a speeding motor vehicle travelling in excess of the posted 80 km/h zone on Dundas Street at Shaw Road, Thames Center. 

Police have charged a 26-year-old driver of London, ON with:

•          Stunt Driving- excessive speed as per section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act.

The driver’s vehicle was impounded at the roadside and the individual’s driver’s licence was suspended for a period of 7 days.

The driver is scheduled to appear in an Ontario Provincial Traffic Court to speak to the charges.

(Thames Centre, ON) – On February 21, 2021 at 9:30 p.m., members of the Middlesex OPP were performing a traffic enforcement initiative on Dundas St. at Shaw Road, Thames Centre.

As a result of a traffic stop a 30-year-old driver from Ingersoll was issued a 3-day driver’s licence suspension for registering an Alert on the Roadside Alcohol Screening Device (ASD).

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

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

If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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