Impaired motorist hits 190 km/hr on Highway 401 in South Dundas; stolen Lexus driver caught after dodging police tire spikes

The SD&G OPP sign at detachment headquarters in Long Sault. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

SOUTH DUNDAS — An allegedly impaired driver from Quebec led police down Highway 401 for a spell after being clocked at 190 km/h in South Dundas.

The incident unfolded shortly after 9 a.m. on Jan. 9 when an SD&G OPP officer measured the involved vehicle’s eye-popping speed on the provincial highway. While the first attempt to stop the lead-footed motorist was unsuccessful, the vehicle did eventually pull over on Highway 416.

Further investigation revealed the driver to be under the influence of alcohol, though the accused refused to take a breathalyzer test, according to the SD&G OPP. Consequently, Abigael Joseph, 20, from Laval, was arrested and charged with:

• Failure or refusal to comply with a demand;

• Resist Peace officer

• Stunt driving – Highway Traffic Act

• Driving a motor vehicle with an open container of liquor

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on April 6.

Stolen Lexus driver dodges police tire spikes but is caught

SOUTH DUNDAS — Reported stolen in Toronto, a 2017 Lexus ES 350 came to the SD&G OPP’s attention around 10 a.m. on Jan. 10. Officers made multiple unsuccessful attempts to stop the car, which was driving erratically eastbound on Highway 401. The wayward motorist avoided tire deflation devices placed by police before exiting onto County Road 34, in South Glengarry.

Police later located the vehicle in Alexandria, at which time the driver fled on foot, only to be arrested. The detachment reports that Christopher Resolus, 21, from Anjou is charged with

• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

• Flight from a Peace officer

• Dangerous operation

• Fail to comply with release order – three counts

• Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000

Resolus appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on Jan. 11.

Stolen Highlander apprehended at 150 km/h

SOUTH STORMONT — Not only was the Toyota Highlander travelling at 150km/hr in a posted 100km/hr zone, it was reported stolen in Toronto. The SD&G OPP pulled over the involved driver shortly after 9 a.m. on Highway 401.

As a result, 20-year-old Rosa Nidia Angulo Vargas from Sherbrooke, was arrested and charged with:

• Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

• Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence

• Possession of a forged document with intent

• Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000

• Race a motor vehicle

• Drive motor vehicle – no licence

• Operate unsafe vehicle

• Fail to surrender insurance card

Vargas is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on Feb. 2.

Charged in thefts from Circle K

SOUTH STORMONT — A report about a theft in South Stormont, on January 12th at 6:38 PM led police to a Circle K on County Road 2. According to police, an individual had removed multiple items from the store, and not for the first time. The individual had reportedly committed theft at the same location multiple times. 43-year-old Kelly English from South Dundas was subsequently arrested and charged with:

• Theft Under $5000 – Shoplifting – two counts

• Possession of property obtained by crime – under $5000

• Fail to comply with release order – 8 counts

• Possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine

• Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a weapon (mace)

English appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on Jan. 13.

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