SD&G — The arrival of May flowers and warmer weather may put a spring in the step, but that’s no excuse for the most lead-footed of Ontario drivers — or even a visitor from Spain.
A handful of motorists again learned the extra consequence of speeding more than 50 km/h above the posted limit — the immediate seven-day seizure of their drivers’ permits and their vehicles. Also subject to the hard lessons of Ontario’s ‘stunt driving’ law was a 34-year-old Barcelona, Spain, man. SD&G OPP officers pulled him over May 4 as he drove 140 km/h through a Highway 401 construction zone where maximum speed is 80 km/h. He was stopped at just after 4:20 p.m. in South Glengarry.
Earlier that afternoon, officers nabbed a 21-year-old Quebec woman for travelling 135 km/h in the same area.
A 27-year-old Ottawa man similarly lost his permit and vehicle after being pulled over in the 80 km/h zone on Highway 138 in North Stormont, May 3.
North Stormont disturbance
NORTH STORMONT — A verbal altercation between neighbours escalated into charges for a 24-year-old North Stormont man.
The SD&G OPP say officers arrested the man May 6 after responding to the dispute around 8 p.m.
Charged with uttering threats, causing a disturbance and trespassing, the accused was held in custody to appear in Cornwall court May 7. His name has been withheld to protect the identity of the victim.
Charges for S. Dundas man
SOUTH DUNDAS — A 52-year-old South Dundas man has been charged with multiple instances of assault, including one count of assault with a weapon.
SD&G OPP officers arrested him May 6 after responding to a family dispute at a South Dundas address early that evening.
Police say the accused used a weapon to strike the victim, causing minor injuries that were treated at the scene, and had also struck the victim in the past.
He was held in custody to appear May 7 in Cornwall court. His name was not released to protect the identity of the victim.