Police briefing: ‘Domestic conflict’ leads to single-vehicle collision

Two people are charged after a “domestic dispute” recently resulted in a single-vehicle collision in north Perth, according to provincial police.

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Two people have been charged after an alleged ‘domestic dispute’ resulted in a single-vehicle collision in north Perth, according to provincial police.

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Perth County Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to the collision on Perth Highway 164 at approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 7.

Investigators said the driver and passenger of the vehicle, both 21, were arguing when the passenger allegedly grabbed the driver’s arm. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which entered a ditch, according to the police.

No injuries were reported.

The driver and passenger were found to be in possession of cocaine during the investigation, police said.

In addition to the drug charges, the driver of the vehicle was also charged with driving without a license while the passenger was charged with assault.

Both have been released and are due to appear in court in Stratford at a later date.

One sent to hospital following collision involving farm tractor

Provincial Police are warning drivers to be careful around farm equipment following a two-vehicle collision in north Perth that sent one person to hospital.

Perth County Ontario Provincial Police officers responded to the collision on Perth Line 86 at approximately 1:20 p.m. on May 6.

Investigators said a vehicle traveling through a cloud of dust slammed into the back of a farm tractor. One person was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, police said.

A 33-year-old Wroxeter man was ticketed for reckless driving, police said.

“Farm tractors have a right to be on the roadway and all drivers are responsible for ensuring they are able to see the roadway is clear before proceeding,” Const. Jillian Johnson, Perth County OPP spokeswoman, said in a news release. “Drivers should reduce their speed and look ahead to anticipate any obstacles on the road ahead.”

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Traffic stop leads to charges for suspended driver and passenger carrying drugs

Cannabis and methamphetamine were reportedly found inside a vehicle driven by a suspended driver after a traffic stop in north Perth this month, investigators say.

According to the Perth County OPP, an officer investigating a possible suspended driver stopped a vehicle on Perth Road 164 just before midnight on May 3. “A quantity” of drugs was found inside the vehicle during an investigation, police alleged.

The passenger in the vehicle, a 59-year-old female from Kelowna, British Columbia, is charged with possession of methamphetamine. She has been released and is due to appear in court in Stratford at a later date, police said.

The driver, a 58-year-old Atwood resident, is charged with driving while suspended and operating a vehicle with readily available cannabis. They are due in court in Stratford at a later date, police said.