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OPP Police Press Releases Wellington

Wellington OPP Weekly Update

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

On April 7, 2024, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a single vehicle collision on Jones Baseline, Guelph/Eramosa. It was reported a vehicle had entered the ditch. As a result of the investigation, Jaslin Kaur CHANA, 22-years-old from Brampton, was charged with Operation while Impaired and Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 Plus, contrary to the Criminal Code, Further, the driver was also charged with Careless Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act (H.T.A.). The accused was scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on June 18, 2024.

On April 7, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on the Hanlon Expressway, Guelph. At approximately 11:15 a.m., a grey sedan was observed travelling well above the posted 80km/hr speed limit. As a result of the investigation, a 23-year-old driver from Mount Hope 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 July 17, 2024.

On April 7, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on the Hanlon Expressway, Guelph. At approximately 12:30 p.m., the driver of a white Sport Utility Vehicle (S.U.V.) was stopped. As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old driver from Hamilton was charged with Drive while Suspended contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and Have Care or Control of a Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available contrary to the Cannabis Control Act. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court – Guelph, on July 17, 2024.

On April 7, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on the Hanlon Expressway, Guelph. At approximately 1:00 p.m., a grey coupe was observed travelling well above the posted 80km/hr speed limit. As a result of the investigation, a 23-year-old driver from Etobicoke 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 July 17, 2024.

On April 7, 2024, Wellington County OPP were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check on Sideroad 12, Mapleton. At approximately 4:15 p.m., the driver of a blue S.U.V. entered the check. As a result of the investigation, Walther VANDERMEER, 60-years-old from Mount Forest, was charged with Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 Plus, contrary to the Criminal Code. Further, the driver was also charged with Careless Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and Drive Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Control Act. The accused was scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on April 19, 2024.

On April 7, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on the Old Orangeville Road, Fergus. At approximately 5:00 p.m., the driver of a gold S.U.V. was stopped. As a result of the investigation, a 49-year-old driver from Port Elgin was charged with Drive while Suspended contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and Possess Unmarked Cigarettes contrary to the Tobacco Tax Act. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court – Guelph, on July 17, 2024.

On April 8, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on the Highway 89, Wellington North. At approximately 9:00 a.m., a brown S.U.V. was observed travelling well above the posted 80km/hr speed limit. As a result of the investigation, a 24-year-old driver from Thornbury 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 July 17, 2024.

On April 8, 2024, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a collision on Elora Street South, Harriston. It was reported that a white S.U.V. had collided with an 87-year-old pedestrian. The pedestrian was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. As a result of the investigation, Bruce Richard LAWRENCE, 65-years-old of Harriston, was charged with Careless Driving – Cause Bodily Harm, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court – Guelph, on August 21, 2024.

On April 8, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 7, Pilkington. At approximately 8:45 p.m., the driver of a black sedan was stopped. As a result of the investigation, a 33-year-old driver from Elora, was charged with Operate Motor Vehicle without Insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (C.A.I.A.) and Drive Motor Vehicle without Proper Headlights contrary to the H.T.A. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court – Guelph, on July 17, 2024.

On April 8, 2024, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 6, Nichol. It was reported that a red pickup truck was being driven erratically. As a result of the investigation, Steven Francis KEATING, 54-years-old from Elora, was charged with Operation while Impaired and Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (B.A.C.) 80 Plus, contrary to the Criminal Code. Further, the driver was also charged with Novice Driver – B.A.C. above Zero contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The accused was scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on April 23, 2024.

On April 9, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on the Wellington Road 109, Wellington North. At approximately 6:30 a.m., a grey S.U.V. was observed travelling well above the posted 80km/hr speed limit. As a result of the investigation, a 65-year-old driver from Harriston 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 July 17, 2024.

On April 9, 2024, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a disturbance on Highway 6, Morriston. It was reported that there had been a minor collision and that the involved parties were fighting. As a result of the investigation, Ryan James CAMPBELL, 34-years-old of Guelph, was charged with Assault and Dangerous Driving, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused was scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on May 14, 2024.

On April 9, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 109, Wellington North. At approximately 5:00 p.m., the driver of a black sedan was observed travelling above the posted 80km/hr speed limit. As a result of the investigation, a 26-year-old driver from Mississauga was charged with Speeding and Use Plate Not Authorized, contrary to the H.T.A. Further, the driver was also charged with Operate Motor Vehicle without Insurance contrary to the C.A.I.A.

On April 9, 2024, a member of the Wellington County OPP was monitoring traffic on the Blair Street, Fergus. At approximately 7:00 p.m., the driver of a white van was stopped. As a result of the investigation, an 83-year-old driver from Fergus was charged with Drive while Suspended contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court – Guelph, on July 17, 2024.

*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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