Motorist charged with careless driving after pickup truck slams into another outside Chesterville

The SD&G OPP remained on scene of a June 8 two-pickup collision outside Chesterville — for a while after the main wreckage had been cleaned up. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

NORTH DUNDAS — A 59-year-old man has been charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act after a pickup truck plowed into the rear end of another pickup June 8 on County Rd. 43 at Loucks Rd.

Police have not released his name as the matter is a provincial offence, not a Criminal Code charge.

Const. Tylor Copeland said the truck that got hit was waiting to turn left off 43 when it was struck from behind. The two occupants of the stopped vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to Copeland.

The collision caused extensive damage to both trucks. Officers and first responders rushed to the scene where the sheared-off box from one of the trucks lay crumpled in the ditch late that Saturday morning.

Below, an SD&G OPP cruiser rushes to the scene that morning.

Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Man injured in tractor rollover

MOUNTAIN — Quick-acting neighbours acted to help a 70-year-old man whose antique tractor flipped onto him as he attempted to remove a tree at a Mountain residence.

SD&G OPP Const. Tylor Copeland says the man was airlifted to hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries after the May 27 incident.

The involved tractor was a McCormick Farmall lacking the protective roll bar found on newer machines.

The tractor as it appeared after the rollover in Mountain, North Dundas. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

20-year-old charged with impaired driving

SOUTH DUNDAS — SD&G OPP officers intercepted a vehicle driving erratically June 8 at 12:45 a.m., arresting the man behind the wheel.

According to the detachment, Griffin Patterson, 20, of South Dundas faces alcohol-impaired driving charges and a charge of stunt driving.

He was released to appear July 9 in Morrisburg court.

Super speeder goes 222 km/h on Highway 401

SD&G — A trio of ‘super speeders’ were immediately liberated of their drivers’ licences and vehicles for seven days after exceeding Highway 401’s 100 km/h speed limit by more than 50 km/h.

Fastest of the group was a 35-year-old man from Howard, Ont., clocked doing 222 km/h through South Stormont shortly before 1:50 a.m. on June 8.

The SD&G OPP also stopped an Ontario man June 7 in South Dundas (177 km/h) and a Quebec man June 10 in South Glengarry (161 km/h).

In addition to on-the-spot license suspensions and vehicle impoundments, such “excessive” speeders also face a trip to court and potentially thousands of dollars in fines if convicted.

Road rage incident

SOUTH DUNDAS — An incident of “road rage” on Highway 401 has led to a number of charges for a Quebec man travelling through South Dundas in a tractor trailer.

The June 9 event saw the big rig get into a minor collision with an SUV shortly before 7:30 a.m. According to the SD&G OPP, the trucker exited his machine and brandished a weapon.

Police say they arrested Dave Ouellette, 37, of Granby, Que., who was also discovered to be under the influence of drugs.

He’s charged with: Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle; Assault with a weapon (three counts); Operation while impaired – drugs; Fail to remain (Highway Traffic Act); Fail to carry inspection schedule (HTA); and Fail to maintain daily log( HTA).

The accused was released to appear July 9 at Morrisburg court.

Boat stolen

SOUTH GLENGARRY — A Bayliner BL160BR Bowrider with 60-hp engine was stolen sometime overnight, June 8-9, from a Boundary Rd. property. The SD&G OPP were apprised of the theft on the afternoon of June 9, and the detachment continues to investigate.



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