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Officer lauded for helping driver in medical distress

February 3, 2017
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On January 25, 2017, at approximately 9:12 p.m., a Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer conducted a traffic stop of a motor vehicle on Highway 21, in South Bruce Peninsula.

The officer was driving eastbound on Highway 21, when he observed an eastbound Honda continually increasing and decreasing its speed and passing over the centre line. The officer initially believing the driver may have been impaired or driving while distracted. The officer turned on his emergency lights in attempts to pull the vehicle over, but the driver did not respond. The officer passed the vehicle, pulled in front to get the driverís attention and brought the Honda to a stop.

The officer approached and spoke with the driver who was in need of medical attention. The Bruce County Emergency Medical Services attended the scene and transported the driver to a local hospital. The 75-year-old driver, from Chepstow, has since been released and reported to be doing well.

A close friend of the driver, Elaine Crilly, stated, ďIt is a miracle Constable Terry King found him in that night. He saved my friendís life. In this day of bad press for Police, you donít always get the praise you deserve. Thank you.Ē

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On January 26, 2017 at approximately 4:47 p.m. the Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a two vehicle collision on Bruce Street, in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. A blue 2013 Dodge minivan was driving northbound on Bruce Street, when a silver Mazda pick-up truck turned north from a parking lot and collided with the blue minivan. No injuries were sustained to either driver. The driver of the silver Mazda pick-up truck, a 64-year-old male from the Municipality of Georgian Bluffs, has been charged with fail to yield from driveway, section 139 (1) of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.

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