Members of the LaSalle Police Service, working from Monday June 22nd to Sunday June 28th, were kept busy responding to 430 calls for service and activities including:
40 – Emergency 911 Calls
5 – Alarms
1 – Assist Ambulance
4 – Assist Other Police Service
1 – Bail Violation
1 – Break and Enter
12 – By-Law Complaints
1 – COVID-19 related call
88 – Directed Patrols
8 – Driving & Traffic Complaints
1 – Fraud
3 – Harassment Complaints
1 – Impaired Driving Complaints
1 – Indecent Act
1 – Insecure Premises
3 – Mental Health Act
1 – Mischief
9 – Motor Vehicle Collisions
98 – Property Checks
7 – Suspicious Activity
1 – Thefts
1 – Threats
64 – Traffic Stops & Vehicle Checks
1 – Wellness Checks
June 22, 2020
Motor Vehicle Collision – Fail to Remain
A person reported that on June 20th, their vehicle was parked in the parking lot at Hambleton Golf and Repair. A person approached them and advised that they observed a burgundy SUV reverse from a parking spot and strike their vehicle. The SUV did not stop and left the parking lot. Partial digits from the license plate were obtained. The reporting person’s vehicle received minor damage totalling in approximately $2000 dollars. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LaSalle Police Service at 519 969-5210.
Motor Vehicle Collision – Vehicle vs Pedestrian
At approximately 5:00 PM, officers attended the 6200 block of Malden Road for a report of the pedestrian that had been struck by a motor vehicle. Upon arrival the pedestrian was seated on the shoulder of the road. Through investigation it was learned that the pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Malden Road and Reaume Road while crossing Reaume Road. There was a brief interaction between the pedestrian and motorist after which the motorist left and pedestrian continued to walk away from the scene . The pedestrian captured a photograph of the vehicle’s licence plate and they sustained minor injuries as a result of this collision. The driver of the motor vehicle was identified and was charged with Careless Driving and Failing to Report an Accident under the Highway Traffic Act. For further information on motorist and pedestrian responsibilities at crosswalks and crossovers please follow this link; http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/pedestrian-safety.shtml
June 24, 2020
Traffic Stops- Provincial Offences
In the early evening of this day an officer stopped a motor vehicle on Huron Church Road to check the status of the insurance for the vehicle. The female driver provided her G1 drivers licence and permit for the vehicle and confirmed with the officer that the vehicle was in-fact not insured. There was no accompanying driver in the vehicle and the driver was operating the motor vehicle in contravention of the conditions of the G1 drivers licence. The driver was issued with two Part III Summonses for; Class G1 licence holder unaccompanied by qualified driver contrary to the Highway Traffic Act Regulation 340/94 5(1) and Owner operate motor vehicle on a highway – no insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act 2(1)(a). Her vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver was picked up by a family member.
The minimum fine for the first offence of operating a motor vehicle on a highway without insurance is $5000.00
Stunt Driving – Speeding 50km/h or More Above Speed Limit
Between June 13th and June 29th, The LaSalle Police Service have charged 11 drivers with Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt – Speeding by 50 kilometers per hour or more. Traffic enforcement addressing speeding and aggressive driving has and will remain one of our priorities as a measure to provide a safe community for everyone to enjoy and visit. Greater speeds increase the likelihood of more serious injuries or death in a collision. It also increases stopping distances and decreases the vehicles manoeuvrability. Please follow the posted speed limit and drive safely for everyone’s sake.
Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8
Racing, stunts, etc., prohibited
172 (1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway in a race or contest, while performing a stunt or on a bet or wager. 2007, c. 13, s. 21.
(2) Every person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, and in addition his or her driver’s licence may be suspended,
(a) on a first conviction under this section, for not more than two years; or
(b) on a subsequent conviction under this section, for not more than 10 years. 2007, c. 13, s. 21.
Police to require surrender of licence, detention of vehicle
(5) Where a police officer believes on reasonable and probable grounds that a person is driving, or has driven, a motor vehicle on a highway in contravention of subsection (1), the officer shall,
(a) request that the person surrender his or her driver’s licence; and
(b) detain the motor vehicle that was being driven by the person until it is impounded under clause (7) (b). 2007, c. 13, s. 21.
Administrative seven-day licence suspension
(6) Upon a request being made under clause (5) (a), the person to whom the request is made shall forthwith surrender his or her driver’s licence to the police officer and, whether or not the person is unable or fails to surrender the licence to the police officer, his or her driver’s licence is suspended for a period of seven days from the time the request is made. 2007, c. 13, s. 21.
Administrative seven-day vehicle impoundment
(7) Upon a motor vehicle being detained under clause (5) (b), the motor vehicle shall, at the cost of and risk to its owner,
(a) be removed to an impound facility as directed by a police officer; and
(b) be impounded for seven days from the time it was detained under clause (5) (b). 2007, c. 13, s. 21.
Lien for storage costs
(14) The costs incurred by the person who operates the impound facility where a motor vehicle is impounded under this section are a lien on the motor vehicle that may be enforced under the Repair and Storage Liens Act. 2007, c. 13, s. 21.
Costs to be paid before release of vehicle
(15) The person who operates the impound facility where a motor vehicle is impounded under subsection (7) is not required to release the motor vehicle until the removal and impound costs for the vehicle have been paid. 2007, c. 13, s. 21.
O. Reg. 455/07: RACES, CONTESTS AND STUNTS
3. For the purposes of section 172 of the Act, “stunt” includes any activity where one or more persons engage in any of the following driving behaviours:
1. Driving a motor vehicle in a manner that indicates an intention to lift some or all of its tires from the surface of the highway, including driving a motorcycle with only one wheel in contact with the ground, but not including the use of lift axles on commercial motor vehicles.
2. Driving a motor vehicle in a manner that indicates an intention to cause some or all of its tires to lose traction with the surface of the highway while turning.
3. Driving a motor vehicle in a manner that indicates an intention to spin it or cause it to circle, without maintaining control over it.
4. Driving two or more motor vehicles side by side or in proximity to each other, where one of the motor vehicles occupies a lane of traffic or other portion of the highway intended for use by oncoming traffic for a period of time that is longer than is reasonably required to pass another motor vehicle.
5. Driving a motor vehicle with a person in the trunk of the motor vehicle.
6. Driving a motor vehicle while the driver is not sitting in the driver’s seat.
7. Driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 50 kilometres per hour or more over the speed limit.
7.1 Driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 150 kilometres per hour or more.
8. Driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention, without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway or in a manner that may endanger any person by,
i. driving a motor vehicle in a manner that indicates an intention to prevent another vehicle from passing,
ii. stopping or slowing down a motor vehicle in a manner that indicates the driver’s sole intention in stopping or slowing down is to interfere with the movement of another vehicle by cutting off its passage on the highway or to cause another vehicle to stop or slow down in circumstances where the other vehicle would not ordinarily do so,
iii. driving a motor vehicle in a manner that indicates an intention to drive, without justification, as close as possible to another vehicle, pedestrian or fixed object on or near the highway, or
iv. making a left turn where,
(A) the driver is stopped at an intersection controlled by a traffic control signal system in response to a circular red indication;
(B) at least one vehicle facing the opposite direction is similarly stopped in response to a circular red indication; and
(C) the driver executes the left turn immediately before or after the system shows only a circular green indication in both directions and in a manner that indicates an intention to complete or attempt to complete the left turn before the vehicle facing the opposite direction is able to proceed straight through the intersection in response to the circular green indication facing that vehicle. O. Reg. 455/07, s. 3; O. Reg. 320/19, s. 1.