GUELPH/ERAMOSA – On Nov. 30, emergency crews responded to a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Wellington Roads 124 and 32.
“One of the drivers involved was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries,” states a press release from the Wellington County OPP.
“It was determined that the driver of a pickup truck involved conducted an unsafe turn resulting in the collision.”
The driver of the pickup truck was charged with careless driving causing bodily harm and is to appear in Guelph court at a later date.
Speeding, seatbelt issues
ELORA – On Nov. 26 at about 2:30pm, an officer was conducting patrols on East Mill Street in Elora in a Community Safety Zone.
Police say the officer observed a black passenger vehicle travelling approximately 77km/h in a 40 km/h zone.
“The officer conducted a traffic stop and also observed that a passenger in the vehicle was not wearing a seatbelt,” police stated.
A 41-year-old from Elora was charged with speeding in a community safety zone and with driving with a passenger under 16 not wearing a seatbelt.
Release order, insurance charges
WELLINGTON NORTH – On Nov. 24 a Wellington County OPP officer conducting patrols on Wellington Road 109 here initiated a traffic stop on a motor vehicle.
A 25-year-old from Grand Valley was charged with failing to comply with a release order and allowing a vehicle to be operated without insurance.
The accused is to appear in Guelph court at a later date.
Speeding too close
CENTRE WELLINGTON – On Nov. 26 an OPP officer conducting patrols on Highway 6 in former Nichol Township allegedly observed a pickup truck pulling a trailer travelling at about 121km/h in a posted 80km/h zone.
“The officer also observed the pickup truck driving very close to the vehicle in front of it,” police stated in a press release.
A 63-year-old driver from Cambridge was charged with speeding and following too closely.
GUELPH – On Nov. 25, a Wellington County OPP officer observed the driver of a pickup truck using what appeared to be a handheld communication device on Victoria Road South.
A 52-year-old from Guelph was charged with driving with a hand-held communication device.
Police are reminding all drivers that distracted driving is one of their “big four” causes of collisions that result in serious injury.
“Make sure that your full attention is always on the roadway so that you can get to your destination safely,” police stated.
“No text-message, tweet, or post etc is worth the risk of hurting someone or yourself.”
ARTHUR – On Nov. 26, a Wellington County OPP officer conducting patrols here allegedly observed a dually pickup truck southbound on Frederick Street that was pulling a trailer with two loose straps across the load on the trailer.
A 52-year-old driver from Holstein was charged with driving a commercial vehicle with a load not secured, driving a commercial vehicle with a major defect and failing to accurately complete a daily inspection report.
Trailer, plate issues
CENTRE WELLINGTON – On Nov. 26 at about 10:30am, a Wellington County OPP officer patrolling Wellington Road 29 allegedly observed a pickup truck pulling a utility trailer with no plate attached to it and with no red lights on the rear of the trailer.
A 63-year-old from Rockwood was charged with having an improperly attached trailer and having no plate.
Police say the driver was warned regarding several other offences as well.
ABERFOYLE – On Nov. 29 a Wellington County OPP officer conducting patrols on Brock Road South allegedly observed a SUV that appeared to be travelling in excess of the posted speed limit.
A 25-year-old driver from Mississauga was charged with speeding and driving while suspended.