The West Grey Police Service have responded to an increased number of motor vehicle collisions as winter weather has arrived. As a result, motorists are reminded to use caution while driving.
Give yourself extra time to get to your destinations and remember that road conditions can change quickly. As visibility can be reduced at times, it is important to keep your windows free of distractions at all times. Ensure your vehicle is completely clear of ice and snow before driving. This includes the hood, roof and windows.
Remember to always keep a safe distance between yourself and other motor vehicles and be ready for traffic to stop unexpectedly. The simple act of slowing down and driving according to road and weather conditions can help ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safely.
West Grey Police responded to 68 calls for service between November 16 and November 23, 2018.
On the evening of November 21st two unknown youths broke the storefront window of Saunders Men’s Wear downtown in the former Town of Durham. A ball was reportedly thrown at the window causing it to break.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is being asked to call the West Grey Police Service at 519-371-6911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 should you wish to remain anonymous.
On November 20th the West Grey Police Service located an 18-year-old Orangeville man on Highway 6 near the former Town of Durham.
The man was wanted by Orangeville Police on nine different warrants including Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Mischief. He was arrested by the West Grey Police and returned to Orangeville. In addition, he was charged with Possession of over 30 grams of Cannabis, contrary to the Cannabis Act.
Every year police services across Ontario join together in the fight against impaired driving. The Festive RIDE season has arrived and motorists can expect a high police presence with the hopes of reducing the number of impaired drivers.
Operating any motor vehicle while being under the influence of any alcohol or drug that impair your ability to drive will not be tolerated and will result in charges. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and remind everyone to enjoy themselves responsibly.
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