Police Briefs- January 4, 2017

The new traffic management unit with the Essex County OPP were kept busy over the weekend.

On December 30, an OPP officer attempted to make a traffic stop on Essex County Rd. 20 in Kingsville when the driver stopped and allegedly fled the vehicle on foot. The officer caught up with the driver who was charged with numerous violations under the Highway Traffic Act.

Also on December 30, a driver was allegedly caught going twice the posted speed limit on County Rd. 34 in Essex. He was allegedly traveling 160 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The driver was charged and his licence was suspended and vehicle impounded.

Then on December 31, an OPP officer stopped a driver on Essex County Rd. 19 in Lakeshore for a suspended driver’s licence. Before the officer approached the vehicle, the driver allegedly sped off but was later arrested and charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

Also on December 31, an officer stopped a vehicle on North Talbot Rd. in Tecumseh for traveling over 110 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone. The alleged driver was charged and his licence was suspended and vehicle impounded.

The Essex County OPP Traffic Management Unit was started in September 2016 and since then has been busy keeping area roads safe. Numerous provincial offences have been laid along with criminal charges and arrests.