PARRY SOUND - After crashing into a guardrail, a Bluewater woman apparently decided a coffee was in order, and promptly went through the Tim Hortons drive-thru, police reported.
On May 17, at 2:08 p.m., a driver fell asleep while heading north on Highway 400, near the Seguin Trail turn off. When the driver dozed off, the 2004 Lexus cut across the inside lane, nearly striking two other vehicles before hitting a guardrail, according to police. A concerned citizen called police about the collision.
After the collision, police were told the driver had headed to the Horseshoe Lake Tim Hortons drive-thru for a coffee.
Police later caught up to the vehicle and its driver.
A 68-year-old Bluewater woman was fined $490 and received six demerit points for careless driving.
That was one of 229 calls for service the West Parry Sound OPP responded to between May 16 and May 22. Other's included 15 charges under the liquor license act, six calls about trouble with youth, 28 911 calls and 13 traffic complaints.
Where's the ice?
The sound of studded ties on pavement tipped off a Sudbury Traffic and Marine Unit officer that a mini-van wasn't legal for the road. The officer stopped a Dodge Caravan on Bowes Street at 10:35 a.m. on May 16 and confirmed that the vehicle's tires were still studded for winter driving. In northern Ontario, studded tires on public roadways are only legal between October 1 and April 30.
The driver was ticketed $110 for the studded tires and warned about having an expired insurance card.
An officer was driving along James Street on May 18 at 12:46 a.m. when she noticed a male and female walking along the roadway. The girl was described as stumbling and appeared drunk.
The officer stopped the duo and arrested a 16-year-old girl for public intoxication. She was ticketed $125 for drinking alcohol under age and held in police custody for the night.
On May 19, between 1:33 a.m. and 11:31 p.m., local police dealt with nine 911 calls that came from Whitestone, Parry Sound, Carling, Archipelago, and Seguin. Of those, only one was a real medical emergency, the rest weren't emergencies, but included pocket dials from cell phones and problem with landlines.
Two West Parry Sound OPP officers and a Still River OPP officer hit the road after a member of the public called about a F150 being driven erratically south on Highway 69 in Wallbridge Township.
The truck was described as driving at inconstant speeds and swerving.
At one point the truck was reported heading south in the northbound lane, forcing a transport to ride the highway's shoulder to avoid a head-on collision.
Police stopped the pickup south of Harris Lake Road, and a 33-year-old North York man was charged with impaired driving, drunk driving, possession of cocaine, and failing to give police a driver's license.
The MTO impounded the vehicle for seven days.
The West Parry Sound OPP was called on May 21 at 1 a.m. to the William Street cemetery about young people hanging out near the chapel.
The kids left before police arrived, but were spotted going into a William Street home. Police went to the home where a party of youth - the oldest was 15 - was just ending.
While making sure everyone did leave, police noticed a 16-year-old boy and girl who were drunk walking by.
Police searched the 16-year-olds’ backpacks, and found a partial 26-ounce bottle of Jagermeister, a small amount of weed and a bong.
Police warned both the teenagers and took them home, speaking with their parents.
Police confiscated and disposed of the illegal substances and the bong.
A fire had police heading to the future location of the new elementary school in Parry Sound on May 22 at 11:09 p.m. about youth hanging out there.
The kids were gone when police arrived, but a fire pit fenced in by plywood and tires remained, as well as bottles and cans of beer.
The OPP ask the public to call them about suspicious people, vehicle and activities promptly.