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Assault on Christmas Day results in charges for West Grey woman

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FROM A DECEMBER 29, WEST GREY POLICE MEDIA RELEASE — Assault at a West Back Line residence, winter parking by-law and RIDE Program reminders


On Christmas Day at approximately 5:30 pm, West Grey Police officers were dispatched to attend a West Back Line residence where an altercation had occurred. Police arrived at the residence to learn that an argument had ensued earlier and that weapons had been involved. Subsequent to police investigation, a 42 year-old West Grey woman has been charged with two counts of breach of recognizance, two counts of assault with a weapon, one count of assault and one count of mischief under $5000. The accused was held for WASH Court out of the London Courthouse on December 26, 2019.

Winter Parking By-Law

A reminder with the recent heavy snowfall that as of November 15, 2019 and until April 15, 2020, no vehicle is allowed to be parked on the roadway in any manner as to interfere with the clearing of snow from the hours of midnight to 7:00a.m. Our West Grey snow plow drivers have been hard at work and appreciate your cooperation.

RIDE Programs

The West Grey Police Service has conducted numerous RIDE programs throughout the week and will continue to do so throughout New Year. Police are equipped with the tools to combat impaired driving and will continue the pursuit of our ultimate goal of having the safest roadways in Ontario. Over the past seven days, West Grey Police intercepted three separate drivers who provided breath samples registering a “WARN” reading (BAC is between 0.05 and 0.08.)

Throughout Canada, the maximum legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for fully licensed drivers is to be under 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood, or 0.08. Driving with a BAC of 0.08 or over is a criminal offence and the penalties are severe.

In Ontario, you will also face serious consequences if your BAC is between 0.05 and 0.08. This is commonly referred to as the “warn range.”

If police determine that you are driving while impaired by any drug, including illegal drugs, cannabis, prescription and over-the-counter medications, you will face severe consequences and criminal charges.

If your blood alcohol concentration is found to be 0.05 or higher, you fail a roadside sobriety test or you violate the zero tolerance requirements for young, novice and commercial drivers, you will face a 3-day suspension and $250 penalty for your first offence and escalated sanctions for any repeat offences.


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Updated March 12, 2020.

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