Dangerous driver flees from police in N. Dundas; stolen equipment; impaired driver charged

Dangerous driver — Flight from police

NORTH DUNDAS — An SD&G OPP officer attempted to stop a vehicle following a report of a traffic complaint on County Road 31, North Dundas, shortly after 9 p.m. on November 4.

SD&G OPP officers located the involved vehicle on Main Street, Winchester. The vehicle then failed to comply with the request to stop and continued on; the driver then lost control of vehicle and left the roadway on County Road 31.

No injuries were suffered by officers. Minor injuries occurred to one passenger of the vehicle. No injuries occurred to the driver or the third occupant. 

The driver Kirk Meldrum, 46, of Casselman, was arrested and is charged with:

– Flight while pursued by peace officers

– Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle

– Resist Peace officer

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Morrisburg court on December 3.

This article was edited to reflect a correction issued by the SD&G OPP on the name of the accused.

Stolen construction equipment

SOUTH GLENGARRY — A number of large construction and farm equipment were stolen shortly before 7 a.m. on Nov. 6 from a property on Second Line Rd, South Glengarry. According to police, some time overnight November 5-6, a 2018 Case Skid Steer Model TV380, John Deere Excavator JD 35D, a John Deere 24 excavator bucket and two diesel wacker compactors were taken. An investigation continues.

Impaired driver

NORTH STORMONT — SD&G OPP officers responded to a single vehicle collision on Fairview Drive in North Stormont shortly before 7 a.m. on November 6. 

The adult driver fled the location and was located shortly thereafter inside a residence. Further investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

Terry Rainey, age 48, of North Stormont, was arrested and is charged with:

– Drive a Motor Vehicle with over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in blood

– Drive a Motor Vehicle while Impaired

– Failure to stop after accident

– Failure to report accident (Highway Traffic Act)

– Failure to report damage to property on highway (HTA)

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in Cornwall December 17.

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