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135 speeding charges

publisher Apr 21, 2017 - 12:43pm

Over the past Easter holiday weekend, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry OPP officers charged 135 drivers with speeding.

Five motorists were charged with stunt driving, travelling more than 50 kilometres over the speed limit, while 20 people were not wearing seatbelts and two were distracted.

"With the return of warmer weather and summer activities comes an increase in traffic population on roadways - it is imperative that everyone focuses on safe driving," states SD&G OPP Detachment Commander, Inspector Mike Mulhearn. "The lives of so many people depend on it - please do your part!"

3 tractor trailer collision on 401

publisher Mar 15, 2017 - 12:46pm

Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are at the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving three tractor-trailer units on Highway 401, eastbound near Boundary Road, South Glengarry Township. Eastbound traffic is being re-routed at the Boundary Road exit via Emergency Detour Routes (EDR - signs posted).

Adverse weather conditions continue to affect the area, motorists are urged to drive accordingly and be cognizant of emergency personnel and towing operators tending to scenes.

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143 on 43

publisher Mar 6, 2017 - 3:34pm

A 19-year-old driver was flagged down travelling at a speed of 143 kilometres an hour, or 63 kilometres per hour over the limit, on County Road 43 in North Glengarry, on March 1. The man's permit was seized and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Bad road conditions

publisher Feb 8, 2017 - 11:51am

Bad road conditions
Adverse weather across the United Counties has caused several highway accidents yesterday and today. SD&G OPP officers responded to a total of 35 (Stormont-11, Dundas-9, Glengarry-15) mishaps.

One of them was a single vehicle collision involving a commuter on County Road 31 (north of County Road 43) in the Winchester area at 6:30 a.m. today (February 8). Two adult passengers suffered minor injuries.Accidents

Pedestrians hurt in five-vehicle collision

publisher Jan 9, 2017 - 4:21pm

January 6, shortly after 6:00 p.m., officers from the Ontario Provincial Police Hawkesbury detachment, Prescott-Russell Paramedics, Champlain Fire Department, and OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigators (TTCI), responded to a collision on Highway 34 between Aberdeen and Ridge Road, south of Vankleek Hill in Champlain Township, involving five vehicles and three pedestrians.

A black Saab was northbound on Highway 34 when its driver initiated a U-turn manoeuvre, resulting in a southbound Mercedes colliding with the black Saab's passenger side.  The collision resulted in minor injuries to both drivers; however, the black Saab was left disabled on the southbound lane.

As the occupants had exited their vehicles and were getting assistance from stopped motorists and nearby residents, a white Freightliner commercial vehicle travelling south on Highway 34 collided with the disabled black Saab which was pushed onto the southbound shoulder, striking several pedestrians and a parked vehicle belonging to one of the stopped motorists. Meanwhile, the white Freightliner continued southbound and struck a parked vehicle belonging to the nearby residents.  The Freightliner then rolled onto its side and came to rest in the southbound ditch.

Three pedestrians and three vehicle drivers were transported to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.  Most were later released, though one of the pedestrians remained as a result of more serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.

Highway 34 remained closed for several hours.

The black Saab’s driver, a 57-year-old woman from Vaudreuil-Dorion, will face charges; however, none has been laid at this time.

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Witnesses sought in fatal investigation

publisher Dec 7, 2016 - 9:12am

Ontario Provincial Police investigators are seeking witnesses in the wake of a fatal collision on Highway 417 in East Hawkesbury November 29.

Police want to speak to anyone who would have driven through the area just prior to the collision and would have seen tractor-trailers parked on the side of the road of Highway 417 westbound at exit/off-ramp #5.

Anyone who observed the involved vehicles any time between midnight and the time of the collision is asked to contact Constable Alexandre Bolduc at 613-632-2729.

Alexandre Roberge, 36,from St-Mathieu-De-Beloeil, Québec, died in the crash that occurred at 3:40 a.m. Three tractor-trailer units were involved in the collision; two were fully consumed by fire.