July 13, 2021 at 10:56 AM, an officer conducting traffic enforcement stopped a vehicle travelling 50 km/h over the posted speed limit of 50 km/h on Stewart Boulevard. As of July 1, new amendments to the Highway Traffic Act have been implemented. Drivers found speeding in excess of 40 km/h on a road with a speed limit of less than 80 km/h could now be charged with stunt driving. This 47-year-old driver was charged and his vehicle was impounded.
July 13, 2021 at 5:26 PM, the Brockville Police received a complaint about a possible impaired driver on Brock Street. The driver was located at his residence, but displayed signs of impairment by alcohol. He was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance and turned over to a qualified breath technician so that samples of his breath could be obtained. The 42-year-old male refused to provide a sample of his breath. He has been charged with impaired operation of a conveyance and refusing to comply with a demand. He will appear in court at a later date.
Joint Ministry of Transportation and Brockville Police Enforcement
July 14, 2021 the Brockville Police Service conducted a joint forces operation with the Ministry of Transportation Commercial Inspection and Enforcement Branch. The operation was in response to several traffic related complaints about unsafe vehicles and improper exhausts. This involved inspection notices handed out to offending vehicles that required the driver/owner to submit their vehicle for an inspection on today’s date. Twelve notices were handed out to vehicles in our community. Of those twelve notices issued, seven were deemed unfit or surrendered their plates/sold their vehicles prior to this inspection. Three vehicles were given repair verification notices, which means that the vehicles will have to be repaired and proof of that repair is sent to the officer. One vehicle passed the inspection and one other vehicle did not report. The owner of the vehicle that did not report will be charged with failing to report for the inspection.