2 Drivers In Shelburne Charged With Stunt Driving, One Also Charged With Drugs
In the past two weeks, Shelburne Police has charged two drivers with stunt driving – both travelling at speeds more than 50 kph over the limit. One of these drivers was further charged with drug possession.During the late evening hours on September 12th, officers observed a white pick -up truck driving at a very high rate of speed in the 50 kph zone on Main Street approaching Greenwood Street. The radar speed measuring device clocked the pick-up truck to be moving at 122 kph. When police stopped the vehicle, they noted evidence of drugs inside the vehicle. The road side investigation resulted in over 30 grams of marijuana seized, and small amount of cocaine, and also revealed several other highway traffic act offences. Both occupants of the truck were arrested and charged. The driver, 35 year old Ryan Russell of Mississauga was charged with stunt driving, fail to surrender driver’s licence, fail to surrender insurance, insecure load, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. The passenger, 33 year old Brandon Brown of Scarborough was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance. They were both released on appearance notices with first appearance court dates in early October to answer to the allegations. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days, and driver’s licence was suspended for 7 days. The second stunt driving incident took place during the early evening hours on September 23rd. An officer was conducting radar speed enforcement in a 50 kph zone on Main Street in Shelburne near County Road 124, when he clocked black pick-up truck driving at 88 kph in the posted 50 kph zone. The officer pulled in behind the vehicle to pull it over. The vehicle continued to accelerate to 130 kph as it entered the 80 kph zone prior to stopping for police. As a result, the 23 year old driver from Hanover was charged with stunt driving. The truck was impounded for 7 days and his licence suspended for 7 days. If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.
Weekend R.I.D.E Program In Shelburne Results In Impaired And Drug Charges.
This past weekend (September 29th through October 1st), Shelburne Police was conducting daily R.I.D.E. programs. During these spot checks, one person was charged with impaired and over 80, another with possession of marijuana, and a third was issued a 3 day licence suspension. Shortly after 11pm on Friday, officers observed a black BMW approach the spot check, but make a sudden change in direction and pull into a parking lot. Officers approached the vehicle in the parking lot to find the driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, show obvious signs of intoxication by alcohol. The driver was arrested for impaired operation and returned to the Shelburne Police station for testing. The breath tests indicated that he had more than the double the legal limit of alcohol in his system. As a result, 39 year old Amando Rodriguez Narajo of Alliston was charged with impaired operation, and over 80 operation of a motor vehicle. His vehicle was impounded for 7 days and his licence suspended for 90 days. He has a first appearance court date in early October to answer to the allegations.On Saturday evening, a driver of a car was investigated in regards to suspicion of having alcohol in his system. This man blew a “warn” range on the roadside screening device, resulting in his licence being suspended for 3 days. No charges were laid in this incident. On Sunday evening, silver Ford entered a R.I.D.E. program that caught an officers attention due to indicators that marijuana was in the vehicle. A road side investigation took place resulting in about 6 grams of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia being seized. David Hill, 57 years old, of Leith Ontario was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was released on an appearance notice at the scene and provided a first appearance court date in late October to answer to the allegations. Shelburne Police reminds all motorists, that marijuana is illegal to possess, and although legislation is changing in regards to marijuana possession, having marijuana accessible to the driver in a motor vehicle will continue to be illegal, just like having alcohol accessible to the driver is illegal. If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.