Busy week for the OPP


Chatham-Kent OPP had a busy time of it recently with speeders and accidents.

It started on Jan. 23, at about 4:45 a.m. when an officer stopped a commercial vehicle for speeding.

The radar gun recorded the vehicle doing 115 km/h in a posted 100-km/h zone on Highway 401.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, a 28 year old of Kitchener, was charged with speeding.

Furthermore, the business, out of Windsor, got hit with permitting the operation of commercial motor vehicle not equipped with a working speed-limiting system.

That same day, about six hours later, officers responded to a two-vehicle collision on St. Clair Road at Union Line.

Both involved vehicles were only occupied by a driver. One driver sustained minor injuries and the other driver was uninjured.

As a result of the investigation, a 72 year old of Dresden was charged with disobeying a stop sign and failing to surrender the permit for a motor vehicle.

Fast forward three hours, and an OPP officer pulled over a vehicle for doing 140 km/h on the 401.

As a result of the investigation, a 43-year-old Toronto driver was charged with speeding, driving while under suspension, failing to provide insurance and failing to provide the permit for the vehicle.

It seems Jan. 23 was infraction day, as that evening, about 7:45 p.m., an officer pulled over a vehicle on Hwy. 40 to verify the insurance status of the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, a 52 year old of Ridgetown was charged with two counts of driving while under suspension.

The next day saw a Sarnia driver charged in connection with a two-vehicle accident on St. Clair Road near Cedar Hedge Line.

The crash took place after 6 p.m.

The occupants of the involved vehicles sustained non-life-threatening injuries.


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