DRINK DRIVING CHARGES
Two people were slapped with drinking and driving offences over the weekend.
An abandoned motor vehicle was found by OPP in a ditch in the area of Haldimand Road 9 and Dry Lake Road in Hagersville, at 3:46 a.m Sunday. The driver was later identified at the scene, arrested and found to have an illegal amount of alcohol in his body.
Lawrence Houlachan, 53, of Hagersville is charged with driving a motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
On Monday at 3:39 a.m., OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Caithness Street West in Caledonia. Signs of impairment were detected in the driver and he was arrested.
OPP has charged Michael VanEvery, 45, of Caledonia with: Impaired operation of a motor vehicle and Driving a motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
Both individuals had their drivers licences suspended for a minimum of 90 days and their vehicles were impounded.
Driver Facing Seven Charges
OPP were patrolling Haldimand Hwy 54, Friday evening when a vehicle travelling north bound caught their attention for a Highway Traffic Act violation. A traffic stop of the vehicle was attempted but when the vehicle fled north bound, In the interest of public safety police did not pursue it.
Other officers in the area were made aware, and a short time later it was located still on Haldimand Highway 54 and again failed to stop for police. Officers utilized a tire deflation device and the vehicle was safely stopped.
The driver was in violation of multiple offences and arrested without further incident. A body search determined he was in possession of a prohibited edged weapon.
OPP has charged 28-year-old Joshua Duby of Hamilton with:
● Flight from a peace officer
● Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
● Possession of a prohibited device
● Fail to stop for police
● Drive motor vehicle – no drivers licence
● Use plates not authorized for vehicle
● Drive motor vehicle – no insurance
He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga at a later date.