SOUTH STORMONT — Best to obey Post Road’s posted limit as the SD&G OPP promises “strict speed enforcement” on County Rd. 36 in South Stormont.
The detachment says “numerous complaints about aggressive drivers” on 36 — aka Post Rd. — have led to the newly announced safety blitz there.
Speeding and other forms of aggressive driving — such as following too closely, failing to yield right-of-way and unsafe lane changes — remain a leading cause in fatal motor vehicle collisions.
In 2016, 55 people died in motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads in which speeding was causal factor.
Aggressive driving is one of the “big four” causal factors in road fatalities targeted by the OPP in its overall Provincial Traffic Safety Program.
NORTH GLENGARRY — A 28-year-old North Glengarry man had his vehicle and driver’s licence immediately seized for a week after an OPP officer clocked him travelling 161 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on County Rd. 43.
The on-the-spot initial penalties were imposed after the motorist was stopped July 12 and charged under Ontario’s Stunt Driving law. Stunt Driving consequences kick in when a motorist exceeds the posted limit by 50 km/h or more.
A 32-year-old Scarborough man found himself in the same situation when pulled over July 12 on Highway 401 in South Dundas. Police report his speed as 173 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.
Marijuana seized at traffic stop
SOUTH STORMONT — A RIDE stop in South Stormont led to a marijuana possession charge for a South Glengarry man.
The SD&G OPP say they seized a small quantity of cannabis after stopping a vehicle July 13 at a checkpoint set up on a Highway 401 off ramp, around 8:20 p.m.
Police say Dominic Landry, 33, of South Glengarry, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Under 30 Grams. He was released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on Aug. 10.
Wanted male arrested in North Dundas
NORTH DUNDAS – The SD&G OPP arrested a North Dundas man “wanted” by the detachment this week.
Police say the man, who was located at 10:49 a.m. on July 11, was also discovered to be in contravention of conditions imposed upon him earlier.
Anthony Levere, 31,of North Dundas, is charged with Fail to Comply with Recognizance, according to police. The accused was held in custody pending a bail appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.