Shelburne Police dedicated extra attention to roadway safety over the Canada Day long weekend. “Traffic through Shelburne increases hugely on summer long weekends, and we try to encourage safe driving habits by enforcing the Highway Traffic Act for the benefit of all motorists”, states Sgt. Neumann.
Shelburne Police issues 88 tickets over the long weekend. Most were for speeding, but charges included traffic light infractions, pedestrian crossover infractions, cellphone related infractions and various document related infractions.
During a R.I.D.E. spot check on Canada Day police seized a small amount of marijuana from a vehicle. This resulted in the driver, 27 year old Edison SAMANIEGO being arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.
The day after the long weekend; Tuesday July 4th, Shelburne Police responded to a motorist calling 9-1-1 that was following a Jeep driving in a dangerous manner and almost striking other vehicles. Shelburne officers caught up to the vehicle in question and conducted a vehicle stop. As the result of a roadside investigation, the driver was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The driver was taken to the police station for breath tests. The breath tests indicate that the driver had over 100mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. As a result of the investigation the male driver, 40 year old Sharon THANARTNAM of Scarborough was charged with Impaired Driving, Driving Over 80mg Alcohol, and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle; all under the Criminal Code of Canada.
“Shelburne Police encourages all motorists to make safety the top priority when travelling this summer. Please be patient in slow or heavy traffic, follow the rules of the road, and drive without any distractions. A happy summer starts with getting safely where you are going”, states Sgt. Neumann.