Promoting Roadway Safety During Operation Impact Update:
October 6-9, 2017 will mark Operation Impact, a national campaign to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world. Shelburne Police is participating in this campaign over the long weekend as part of their ongoing efforts to promote roadway safety.
This special weekend is a police initiative designed to remind people that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Educating the public in safe driving practices is a priority. The focus will be on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: impaired driving, seat belt use, and all aspects related to aggressive and distracted driving. All
Update October 10, 2017:
Shelburne Police issued 73 traffic related charges, and 10 traffic related warnings over the long weekend. The charges are broken down as follows:
- Speeding: 58 charges
- Documents: 5 charges
- Stop Signs/Traffic Lights: 4 charges
- Equipment (lighting etc.): 2 charges
- Cellphone: 1 charge
- Insecure Load: 1 charge
- Fail to move over for emergency vehicle: 1 charge
- Driving while licence suspended: 1 charge
Shelburne Police reminds all drivers to make safety their priority while on the roadways. Leave the cellphone alone until you are stopped in a safe location, drive at a safe speed and according to road and weather conditions, make sure your vehicle is safe to operate, and use extra caution at intersections.
Cocaine and Marijuana seized AT R.I.D.E SPOT CHECK
During the evening on Thursday October 5th, Shelburne Police officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. spot check in the town of Shelburne.
A black Ford entered the spot check which caught an officer’s attention. The officer initiated a road side investigation, resulting in the driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, arrested for drug possession. A search of the vehicle resulted in almost 80 grams of marijuana, two syringes with cannabis concentrate, and a small amount of cocaine seized. As a result, 24 year old Michael Bisson of Welland was charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. He was provided a first appearance court date in early November at the Orangeville Court House to answer to the allegations. 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.
The above media releases provided by Shelburne Police Services Media Relation Officer, Sergeant Paul Neumann.