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Driver charged for failing to slow for emergency vehicles

June 28, 2016
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A Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer charged a driver for passing emergency vehicles unsafely, on Highway 6 near Ira Lake Road, in the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula.

The officer was engaged at a prior traffic enforcement incident, with a local Tow Truck Company on the shoulder of Highway 6, Northern Bruce Peninsula. A black Mercedes drove upon the emergency vehicles at an excessive rate of speed attempting to pass a vehicle that was properly yielding to the emergency vehicles. The Mercedes was then observed by the officer passing another vehicle unsafely with oncoming traffic.

The Bruce Peninsula OPP Officer stopped the Mercedes and charged a 30-year-old driver from Toronto with failing to slow down and proceed with caution for emergency vehicles and passing on a roadway not clear of approaching traffic.

“The Bruce Peninsula OPP is requesting the public to be aware of all emergency personnel, including police, fire, ambulance, or a tow trucks; as they are required to do their work on the shoulders of busy highways.  For safety reasons, the law requires all drivers to slow down and proceed with caution when passing emergency vehicles parked on the side of the highway with their lights activated,” said Provincial Constable Katrina Rubinstein-Gilbert, Bruce Peninsula OPP Detachment.

 

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On June 25, 2016 at 5:59 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a break-in from a residence in the 100 block of Macintosh Drive, Keppel Township.  Sometime between June 6, 2016 and June 25, 2016 the residence was forcibly entered. 

A list of missing items includes Medal of Honor from France, Holland liberation medal, Royal Canadian Legion medal and a quantity of frozen meat.  There is no estimate on the value of the stolen property available at this time. Grey County OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or send a web-tip to crimestop-gb.org, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Charges have yet to be proven in Court

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