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Collisions, impaired charges, and theft of Christmas decorations have kept Hawkesbury OPP busy

The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking for the public’s assistance in connection with a fatal collision investigation.

On November 18, 2020, shortly after 8:00 a.m., OPP officers, Alfred-Plantagenet Township Firefighters and Prescott-Russell Paramedics responded to a five vehicle collision on County Road 17 in Alfred-Plantagenet Township, just west of County Road 9.

One driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The OPP continues to investigate the cause of the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information that may assist investigators is asked to contact the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Festive RIDE

The OPP will be out several times daily beginning on November 25th looking for drinking drivers. The RIDE programs at this time of year are dubbed “Festive RIDE” in an effort to make the Festive Season a safe one on the roads. Motorists can expect to be stopped at the random spot checks while police ensure drivers are sober and obeying the law. Festive RIDE checks will continue through the holiday season until January 3rd 2021.

Impaired driving

On November 29, 2020 at approximately 2:20 a.m., a Hawkesbury OPP officer was conducting a R.I.D.E. initiative on John Street in the Town of Hawkesbury, when a blue 2019 Honda Civic stopped at the checkpoint.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, a 61 year-old Hawkesbury man, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with “Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)”.

The vehicle was seized for 7 days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

The accused was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on December 16, 2020.

Drugs seized at roadside

On November 22, 2020 at approximately 2:20 a.m., Hawkesbury OPP officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. initiative on Bay Road at Blue Corner Road in the Champlain Township, when a silver 2003 Honda CCR stopped at the checkpoint.

The traffic stop resulted in locating Methamphetamine pills and marijuana inside the vehicle.

The driver, a 35 year-old man from Alfred-Plantagenet, was arrested for driving a motor vehicle with the abilities impaired by drug. The driver was charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with “Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs”, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act with “Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine”, and also under the Cannabis Control Act with “Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available”.

The vehicle was seized for 7 days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

The accused was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on December 16, 2020.

In the ditch

On November 20, 2020 at approximately 7:10 p.m., a Hawkesbury OPP constable responded to a single motor vehicle collision, vehicle in ditch, on Bay Road in the Champlain Township.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, age 73 of L’Orignal, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

– Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

The vehicle was seized for 7 days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

The accused was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on December 9, 2020.

Highway 417 impaired

On Saturday, November 7, 2020, at approximately 3:15 a.m., a Hawkesbury OPP constable responded to a report of a possible impaired driver on Highway 417 in East Hawkesbury Township.

The vehicle, a white 2011 Nissan Altima, was soon after located and intercepted.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, a 49 year-old of Ottawa man, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

– Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

The vehicle was seized for 7 days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

The accused was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on December 2, 2020.

Christmas decorations stolen

The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received complaints from residents reporting missing outdoor Christmas ornaments, lights and decorations. These theft incidents occurred overnight on residential properties.

If you have any information of the following incident, please contact the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or at 1-888-310-1122.

Business break-in

The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a break and enter that occurred at a business property situated on Cameron Street in the Town of Hawkesbury.

During the investigation, the image of a person that police believe has information in the matter, was captured on video surveillance.

A security camera photo is below.

If you can identify the person on the photo, please contact the Hawkesbury OPP Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

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James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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