Wellington Weekly Update

Source: OPP
Date: Sat Mar 30 15:44:32 MST 2024

(COUNTY OF WELLINGTON, ON) – Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has consolidated and streamlined notable traffic offences with a single release.

On February 26, 2024, at approximately 8:45 a.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Sideroad 10, Erin. It was reported that the driver of a blue hatchback was possibly impaired. As a result of the investigation, Jennifer Madeline McMURRAY, 52-years-old from Erin, has been charged with Impaired Operation and Impaired Operation – Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 Plus, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on March 22, 2024.

On February 27, 2024, at approximately 11:00 p.m., a member of the Wellington County OPP stopped the driver of a blue sedan on Main Street West, Palmerston. As a result of the investigation, Dallas Avery MIDDLETON, 28-years-old of Palmerston, has been charged with Operation while Impaired contrary to the Criminal Code. Further, the driver was also charged with Possession of a Scheduled I Substance – Cocaine contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph, on March 22, 2024.

On February 28, 2024, at approximately 3:15 p.m., a member of the Wellington County OPP stopped the driver of a grey pickup truck on Wellington Road 109, Minto. As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old driver from Paisley, has been charged with Driving while Under Suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court – Guelph, on June 5, 2024.

On March 1, 2024, at approximately 9:15 a.m., a member of the Wellington County OPP conducted a Commercial Motor Vehicle (C.M.V.) inspection of a black pickup truck and trailer on Elora Street South Harriston. As a result of the investigation, a 59-year-old driver from Cargill, and a Cargill business face numerous C.M.V. charges including Insecure Load, Improper Means of Attachment, Overweight Vehicle, and Improper Breaks on Trailer, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. A total of 11 offences were identified.

On March 1, 2024, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a member of the Wellington County OPP conducted a Commercial Motor Vehicle (C.M.V.) inspection of a black pickup truck and trailer on Wellington Road 21, Elora. As a result of the investigation, a 40-year-old driver from Dunnville, and a Beamsville business face numerous C.M.V. charges including Draw Trailer No Plate, Fail to Surrender Completed Daily Inspection Report, Overweight Vehicle, and Permit Peron with Improper Licence to Drive Commercial Motor Vehicle, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. A total of 13 offences were identified.

On March 1, 2024, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a vehicle collision on Erb Street, Elora. It was reported that a purple sedan was in the ditch. As a result of the investigation, Mary Neetta MORIARITY, 65-years-old of Wellington North, was charged with Impaired Operation and Impaired Operation Blood Alcohol Concentration 80 Plus, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice – Guelph on March 22, 2024.

*Anyone charged with Operation while Impaired – B.A.C. 80 Plus (mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood) or Failing to Comply with Demand receives a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment as per statute.

*Anyone charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt receives a 14-day impoundment and a 30-day driver’s licence suspension as per statute.

If you have an urgent traffic complaint or if you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired by drugs or alcohol, please call 911 immediately. If you have a non-emergency traffic complaint, you may also call 1-888-310-1122 or www.opp.ca/reportacrime. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.


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