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SS Police1 fullBetween February 8 and February 14, police issued nine tickets and warnings for those traveling on a closed road. Most of these were in relation to driving around the road closed sign on Highway 21. Provincial highways are closed by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) when the determination is made that the road conditions are too dangerous for people to be traveling. The roads are then not plowed as well.

When people go around a road closed sign and go into the ditch or get into a serious crash police, fire, ambulance, tow truck operators and sometimes hydro trucks have to respond, putting their lives at risk as well. Please don’t travel on closed roads.

Saugeen Shores Police assisted 13 motorists who ended up in the ditch over February 12, 13 and 14. In each of these incidents there was no apparent damage and no injuries. Most of these incidents occurred on Highway 21 or County Road 3, some in Saugeen Shores some outside our area. Please be careful and drive according to conditions.

There were a total of 135 incidents between February 8 and February 14.

On February 8 at 12:30 p.m. members of the Saugeen Shores Police Service and OPP executed a warrant at the Sunrise Motel on Highway 21 and arrested a 35 year old Walkerton woman for breach of probation. She was held for a bail hearing.

On February 9 at 11:57 a.m. Owen Sound Police arrested a 32 year old Owen Sound man on a Saugeen Shores warrant for failing to appear in court on a theft charge. The man was picked up and brought to a bail hearing in Walkerton.

On February 12 at 4:40 p.m. police were alerted to a vehicle stuck in the snowbank on Clarendon Street. A 41 year old Saugeen Shores woman was in the driver’s seat with a two year old and a seven year old in the back seat. She was taken to the police station for breath tests and provided readings of 393 mgms and 374 mgms, the legal limit is 80 mgms. She was released on charges of Care and Control and Care and Control over 80 mgms. Her vehicle was towed.

On February 13 police arrested a 24 year old Saugeen Shores female for Failing to Comply with conditions of a recognizance. She was held for a bail hearing.

On February 14 at 12:23 a.m. police stopped a vehicle in Port Elgin and the driver was found to have been drinking. A roadside test was done and the driver received a three day driver’s licence suspension.

Police continue to have problems with speeders on Concession 10, Huron Street, Concession 6, Carlisle Street, High Street and Lake Range Road. Over the next few weeks police will be showing zero tolerance for speeding in these and other areas. Speed limits are set where they are for safety reasons or hidden drives or just the conditions of the area. Please respect the speed limits set.

If you are caught going 70 kms/h in a 50 km/h zone, the fine is $95 and three demerit points; 80 km/h in a 50 km/h zone is $220 and four demerit points. The lasting effect this has on your licence and insurance is expensive.