Police respond to 101 calls, 17 car collisions
Published Feb. 6, 2018
The Haliburton Highlands OPP responded to 101 calls over the week of Jan. 22 to 28. Investigations included animal complaints, fraud, harassment and landlord tenant problems. There were 17 vehicle collisions and eight of those involved deer. They conducted five RIDE checks.
On Jan. 24, shortly after 9 p.m., members of the Haliburton Highlands detachment responded to a report of a black car being driven erratically in the area of Deep Bay Road in Minden Hills.
Officers located the vehicle and upon speaking with the female driver, the officers determined that she had been consuming alcohol.
As a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old woman of Holland Landing was charged with impaired driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and care and control of a vehicle with over 80 mgs of alcohol in her blood.
A 90 day driver’s licence suspension was issued and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.
The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Minden on March 7.
On Jan. 26, shortly before 3 p.m., an officer from the Haliburton Highlands detachment was conducting radar patrol on County Road 503 west of Furnace Falls in Minden Hills.
The officer observed the driver of a silver car travelling at a high rate of speed and determined the speed to be 151 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone.
As a result of the traffic stop, a 21-year-old man from Peterborough was charged with racing, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The vehicle he was driving was impounded, and his driver’s licence was seized and suspended for seven days under the stunt driving legislation. Speeding more than 50km/h over posted speed limit is considered stunt racing. Stunt driving was added to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act in 2007. The penalties for stunt driving also include a fine between $2,000 and $10,000, possible driver’s licence suspension up to two years on first conviction.
- Submitted by the Haliburton Highlands OPP