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11-Feb-2020

Two impaired drivers under suspension charged, breach of conditions and fraud


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West Grey Police report the week to February 10, 2020, includes impaired driving, possession of stolen property and fraud.

Suspended drivers

Two novice drivers were intercepted this week during RIDE programs and found to have alcohol in their bodies. Further, investigation revealed that both of the drivers from the separate incidents were already under suspension. Subsequent to police investigation, numerous Highway Traffic Act and Liquor Licence Act charges were laid, one criminal charge was laid and both drivers had their vehicles impounded for 45 days. The drivers were processed and issued March court dates to answer to the charges out of the Walkerton Courthouse.

Breach of conditions

On February 1, 2020 at 2:53 am Hanover Police contacted West Grey Police to report a possible impaired driver on Grey Road 4 heading east from Hanover. The vehicle was intercepted and the driver who was identified as a 42 year old West Grey woman appeared not to be impaired. Further investigation into the driver led police to learn that the female driver was on conditions not to be operating a motor vehicle. Consequently, on February 6, 2020, the 42 year old West Grey woman was arrested and charged for one count of failing to comply with a release order. The accused was held for a bail hearing out of the Walkerton Courthouse on February 7, 2020.

Fraud

On Wednesday November 13, 2019, the West Grey Police Service entered into an investigation after a vehicle was stolen along with the cheques that had been left inside of the vehicle at a Norpark Avenue residence. Police were able to recover the stolen vehicle and after a lengthy investigation, a 30 year old Hanover woman was arrested and charged with - Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000, Forgery, Utter Forged Document and Fraud Under $5000. The accused was held for a bail hearing out of the Walkerton Courthouse on February 7, 2020.

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