PARRY SOUND – A Still River OPP confiscated a speeding Lexus after spotting it in his rear view mirror.
The officer clocked the approaching speeder at over 140 km/hr in the 90-km/hr zone on August 10 at 9:25 a.m. At the time, both the cruiser and Lexus were northbound on Highway 69 at Old Still River Road.
A 62-year-old Hamilton man was charged with racing.
Upon conviction, the charge carries a fine of up to $2,000, six demerit points and the possibility of a six-month driving prohibition.
The vehicle was impounded for seven days and the man’s driver’s license suspended for a week.
The OPP urges drivers to obey the posted speed limit, said West Parry Sound OPP community services officer Charles Ostrom.
A Volvo and Kia collided on August 8 at 3:48 p.m. on Cascade Street. According to police the Volvo was backing out onto the road from a driveway when it struck the oncoming Kia.
There were no injuries and neither vehicle was towed away.
A 50-year-old Parry Sound man was charged with interfering with traffic.
The OPP reminds drivers to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic when entering or leaving a roadway, said Ostrom.
After noticing a tractor-trailer was short three tires, a driver heading south on Highway 69 called police on August 9 at 3:07 p.m. and attempted to get the truck driver to pull over.
The trucker continued south for 35 kilometres without two tires on the rear axel of the tri-axel trailer and another off a second axel, before another tire blew off.
According to police, it took the trucker another seven kilometers to notice the missing tires and pull over south of the Still River OPP station.
A local OPP officer arrived at the 3:40 p.m. while an officer with the Sudbury OPP found two of the tires further up the highway.
A 24-year-old woman of Penetanguishene was charged with failing to do a proper daily inspection, wheel separation and driving an unsafe commercial vehicle.
The owner of the truck was charged with wheel separation on commercial vehicle.
A Bowes Street business’ drive-thru employee felt three guys in a pickup truck harassing staff on August 10 were drunk, so the employee called the police at 10:19 p.m. with the vehicle’s description and license plate number.
As a result of the call, a 26-year-old McKellar man was charged with drunk driving, driving with a suspended license, driving with alcohol at hand and possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana.
A 21-year-old McKellar man and a 32-year-old McKellar man, passengers in the truck, were also charged with alcohol and drug offences.
A West Parry Sound OPP officer tried pulling over a speeding red 1999 Cougar in a community safety zone on August 18 at 3:47 p.m. with just the cruiser’s lights on, but it wasn’t until the siren was turned on that the speeder pulled over.
The driver failed a roadside-screening device test for blood alcohol content.
The vehicle was impounded for a week and the driver’s license suspended for seven days
A 22-year-old woman of Georgian Bay Township was charged with drunk driving.
Hit and run
After an SUV collided with signs and a metal railing in the Seguin Street parking lot and then left on Aug. 13, police were called in, at 4:35 p.m. and told the driver was last seen walking in the downtown area.
A 36-year-old Parry Sound man was charged with failing to report an accident.
Police were called at 2:59 a.m. on August 14 about a possible drunk driver leaving a Seguin Township resort. At 3:11 a.m. an officer spotted the suspect vehicle exiting Highway 400 onto Bowes Street and followed it to a nearby residential area to pull it over.
Although the driver denied having consumed alcohol, according to police, the officer could smell it on the driver’s breath and asked the driver to take a roadside screening device. The driver refused.
A 20-year-old Seguin Township man was charged with failing to provide a breath sample and having more than one driver’s license.