TODDLER NOT PROPERLY SECURED IN VEHICLE-DRIVER CHARGED
(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On December 17, 2016, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police were on regular patrol duties in the Town of Blind River.
Shortly after 3:30 p.m., police observed a vehicle on Causley Street and then turn onto Woodward Avenue. Police initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was found to be unlicensed. The officer also observed a toddler not properly secured in the rear seat of the vehicle.
As a result, Courtney MARION-MORNINGSTAR, 21 years of age from Blind River, Ontario, was issued two provincial offence notices and charged with:
- Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence, contrary to section 31(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA); and
- Drive While Child Passenger Not Properly Secured, contrary to section 106(4)(b) of the HTA.
DRIVER CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED
(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On December 17, 2016, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police responded to a traffic complaint on Hanes Avenue in the Town of Blind River.
Shortly before 10:00 p.m., police located a vehicle matching the description. While speaking to the driver the officer determined the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverage and was arrested.
As a result, Denis LAWRENCE, 47 years of age, from Blind River, Ontario, was charged with:
- Care or Control While Impaired (Alcohol), contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); and
- Care of Control Over 80 milligrams, contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the CC.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on January 5, 2017.