South Dundas fire department extinguish boat fire at Morrisburg docks, no injuries reported

SOUTH DUNDAS — This weekend, on May 16th, officers from the SD&G OPP and members of the South Dundas fire department responded to calls about a boat that had caught fire at the Morrisburg docks. Fortunately, no injuries occurred as a result and firefighters at the scene were able to extinguish the fire. However, the boat looks a little worse for wear.

The OPP would like to remind boaters about the importance of conducting a pre-trip inspection and ensuring all safety equipment, including a working fire extinguisher, are on board. If you are unsure of what equipment is needed, visit the Office of Boating Safety’s website, or call the Boating Safety line at 1-866-995-9737.

SOUTH DUNDAS — In the evening of May 16th, the SD&G OPP received a call about a domestic situation in progress in South Dundas township. Upon arrival, officers learned that an adult male had allegedly assaulted his ex-wife multiple times and damaged property.

As a result, the 49-year-old local man was arrested and charged with two counts of assault and one count of mischief. He will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall on July 20th.

SOUTH GLENGARRY — Officers working at the provincial border checkpoint on Highway 401 Enroute Bainsville encountered a male driver on May 15th, shortly before 2:00 AM. The driver was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and was wanted in Toronto.

Saber Lakehal, 27, from Anjou was arrested and is charged with operating a vehicle while impaired – over 80 milligrams. Lakehal appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall the following day on May 16th.

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