Russell driver attempts to elude police; assault charges for S. Dundas man; S. Stormont ‘stunt driver’ on County Rd. 2

An SD&G OPP cruiser. Smith photo, Nation Valley News file

NORTH DUNDAS — A motorist tried to get away, without success, from police after a March 20 traffic violation on County Rd. 5 in North Dundas. The Russell man behind the wheel now stands accused of impaired driving and several other charges, according to the SD&G OPP.

The driver refused to stop for an officer who reacted to the violation shortly before 12:55 a.m. Officers with the detachment ultimately intercepted the involved vehicle “without incident,” but not before the motorist hit speeds of 148 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.

Police say Steven McSheffrey, 22, of Russell, was arrested and charged with alcohol-impaired driving offences.

McShreffrey is also charged with the Highway Traffic Act offences of stunt driving, driving while under suspension and failing to stop for police, according to the detachment. He also faces charges of driving without insurance and using plates not authorized for the vehicle.

He was released to appear April 2 in Morrisburg court.

Domestic, assault with weapon 

NORTH DUNDAS — A 30-year-old South Dundas man is accused of assaulting his girlfriend with a weapon after entering a residence unlawfully.

He was arrested when SD&G OPP officers responded to a North Dundas address shortly before 2:50 a.m. on March 21.

According to the detachment, the accused has been charged with assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, unlawfully in a dwelling house and three counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

He awaited a bail hearing in Cornwall court as of midday, March 21.

131 km/h on County Rd. 2, vehicle gone for a week

SOUTH STORMONT — A 59-year-old South Stormont motorist ran headlong into the tough, on-the-spot consequences of exceeding the speed limit by more than 50 km/h in Ontario.

The SD&G OPP intercepted the man travelling 131 km/h in an 80 km/h zone at 2 p.m. on March 19.

Not only was he charged with Stunt Driving, police immediately impounded the involved vehicle for seven days and seized the man’s driver’s licence seized for the same period.

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