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South Bruce OPP report suspended driver, and more deer-vehicle collisions

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SUSPENDED DRIVER CHARGED

(KINCARDINE TWP, ON) – Jan. 10, at 12:03 p.m., a South Bruce OPP officer on patrol along Bruce County Road 23, Kincardine Township, stopped a white Pontiac Montana van.  

The officer discovered that the driver’s licence was under suspension. 42-year-old Nicole D’ATRI of Saugeen First Nation was charged with Drive while suspended and Drive – no insurance. She is scheduled to attend Provincial Court Feb. 21 to answer to the charges.

DEER-VEHICLE COLLISIONS CONTINUE

(SOUTH BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – Between Jan. 5-12, the South Bruce OPP investigated eight motor vehicle collisions involving deer.


Police remind motorists of the following tips to help avoid becoming involved in collisions with deer:
  • Be especially attentive from sunset to midnight and during the hours shortly before and after sunrise. These are the highest risk times for deer-vehicle collisions.
  • Drive with caution when moving through areas known to have a large deer population. Remember:  deer seldom run alone. If you see one deer, others may be nearby.
  • When driving at night, use high beam headlights when there is no oncoming traffic.The high beams will better illuminate the eyes of deer on or near the roadway.
  • Slow down and blow your horn with one long blast to frighten the deer away.
  • Brake firmly when you notice a deer in or near your path, but stay in your lane. Many serious crashes occur when drivers swerve to avoid a deer and hit another vehicle or lose control of their cars.
  • Always wear your seat belt. Most people injured in deer-vehicle crashes were not wearing their seat belt.
  • Do not rely on devices such as deer whistles, deer fences and reflectors to deter deer. Slow down, stay in control and stay alert.

If you are involved in a collision where someone is hurt or the damage is over $1,000, police need to be called.

 

The South Bruce 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.


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