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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Busy Long Weekend for Saugeen Shores Police

Saugeen Shores | by Megan Johnson  

Police reported 45 traffic incidents, 5 distracted driving charges and 5 motor vehicle collisions

It was a busy long weekend for Saugeen Shores Police.

In total police reported 45 traffic incidents, 5 distracted driving charges, 5 motor vehicle collisions and 1 arrest for bail violations.

A RIDE program set up at the end of Sunday’s “Saugeen River Run” issued three tickets out of the 308 vehicles checked.

On Friday businesses in downtown Port Elgin reported overturned flower pots and graffiti.  Orange spray paint was used to draw inappropriate images on the sidewalk.  Town employees quickly responded and removed the images.

On Friday evening a 66 year old Port Elgin man was arrested and charged for Impaired Driving.  His licence was administratively suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He was released with a court date.

On Saturday officers received several calls concerning a large black bear on Elgin St near Highland St.  Officers attended and assisted with ensuring the bear safely moved to green space south of Port Elgin.

On Sunday at 7:39am an officer observed a pick-up truck leave a town house complex in Port Elgin.  The vehicle’s tires were spinning causing it to fish tail wildly.  The officer attempted to stop the vehicle.  The driver failed to stop for police. The incident is still under investigation.

On Sunday at 9:30am officers stumbled upon two adult males physically fighting in front of the fire station on Emma St.  Both were spoken to and cautioned for their behaviour.

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