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Weekly OPP wrap-up of notable traffic offences

Police also charged 32-year-old driver involved in Jan. 10 collision on Trafalgar Road in Erin

Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to consolidate and streamline our notable traffic offences and publish a single weekly release.

As a result of an ongoing investigation, Wellington County OPP has charged a driver involved in a Jan. 10, 2023, collision on Trafalgar Roado in Erin. A 32-year-old driver from Tottenham has been charged with:

  • Operating motor vehicle without insurance, contrary to the Compulsorily Automobile Insurance Act

The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court at a later date.

On Jan. 24, 2023, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Wellington County OPP responded to a traffic complaint involving a red van on Second Line in Erin. As a result of the investigation, a 69-year-old from Hanover has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired
  • Refusal to comply with demand, contrary to the Criminal Code

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario court of justice in Guelph at a later date.

On Jan. 25, 2023, a member of Wellington County was monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 7 in Mapleton. At approximately 8:15 a.m., a black pickup truck was observed travelling well above the posted 80 km/h speed limit. As a result of the investigation, a 21-year-old driver from Elmwood was charged with:

  • Driving motor vehicle - performing stunt - excessive speed, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

The defendant is scheduled to appear in provincial offences court at a later date.

Anyone charged with operation while impaired- 80 plus (mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood) or failing to comply with demand receives a 90-day administrative driver's licence suspension (ADLS) and a seven-day vehicle impoundment as per statute.

Anyone charged with driving motor vehicle - performing 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 visit Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.