Police blotter Two injured in Caledonia crash

Collision on Caledonia bridgeA two-vehicle collision on the Argyle Street bridge in Caledonia sent both female drivers to hospital.First responders were called to the scene on May 22 around 2:24 p.m. One vehicle had rolled over and collided with the other, trapping one of the drivers inside.A 17-year-old female from Caledonia was transported by paramedics to an out of town hospital with serious injuries and a 23-year-old female was transported to a local hospital.Police say that the vehicle, driven by the 17-year-old,  was travelling north on Argyle Street when it struck the bridge over the Grand River, causing the vehicle to roll over and collide with a vehicle travelling southbound.Investigation is continuing. Police are asking anyone that witnessed the collision to contact them to assist with the investigation.Tires slashed At some point in the early hours of May 19, vandals slashed three tires of a vehicle that was parked on Water Street in Simcoe.Police received the report of the mischief around 7:44 a.m. on the same day.The OPP are continuing to investigate and are seeking the public’s assistance.Victoria Day long weekend  busy for OPPThe Norfolk County OPP answered 303 calls for service between May 17 and May 20.Along with responding to calls, police were out patrolling the county.Norfolk County OPP charged one person with an impaired driving offence and issued two three-day suspensions as a result of people consuming alcohol and then getting being the wheel.There was an additional charge for failure to wear seatbelt, four charges for Liquor Licence Act offences, three charges for distracted driving and over 30 charges for speeding.Police also issued several warnings to riders of off road motor vehicles.The OPP Marine Unit was out on the water ensuring boaters were wearing life jackets or personal floatation devices. Police were also checking to ensure boat operators were qualified and had all the required safety equipment on board.“We responded to higher than average calls for service over the course of the Victoria Day long weekend. Even though these are excellent results, drivers still need constant reminding not to drive impaired by alcohol or drugs. There is no safe level of alcohol/drug consumption when getting behind the wheel of a vehicle or vessel,”  said Inspector Joseph Varga, Norfolk County OPP Detachment Commander.  “I would like to thank all residents and visitors that attended Norfolk County and enjoyed our highways, trails and water ways in a safe, mature and responsible manner,”Man revived with naloxone Police were called to Cedar Street in Simcoe on May 19 around 8:30 a.m. due to a 34-year-old man  in medical distress.When officers arrived they found the male in crisis from what appeared to be an opioid overdose. An officer immediately administered two doses on naloxone, and the male began to breathe.The man was then taken to a local hospital by ambulance to be treated by physicians.Officers located blue and purple fentanyl on the scene.“The OPP is reminding all members of the public that there is help in our community,” said Inspector Joseph Varga, detachment commander of the Norfolk County OPP.Those needing assistance are urged to call Community Addiction and Mental Health Services of Haldimand and Norfolk at 1-866-487-2278,” Motorcycle rear ends vehicleA motorcycle ran into the rear end of a vehicle on Highway 59 in South Walsingham after shortly after noon on May 19.Police say a driver slowed down for an animal that was crossing the road when the motorcycle collided with the rear end of the vehicle.The 57-year-old motorcycle driver, and the 60-year-old passenger, both of St. Thomas, suffered minor injuries and were transported to a hospital by ambulance to be treated. The driver and passenger of the vehicle did not suffer injuries.The investigation is continuing. Ride program takes driver off the roadA  male driver was charged after a traffic stop at Turkey Point Road in Turkey Point on May 19.Police were conducting a R.I.D.E. program (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) at Turkey Point Road and Front Road on Sunday to check for driver sobriety.As a result, a 21-year-old man from Haldimand County was charged with impaired driving and with having a blood alcohol level above zero.He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

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