POLICE: Tire deflation device, rolling block used to stop vehicle

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An Elizabethtown-Kitley resident faces multiple charges after provincial police used a tire-deflation device and a rolling block to stop a driver on Highway 401 early Saturday.

Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police responded to a complaint at about 5:50 a.m.; a southbound vehicle from Ottawa on Highway 416 was repeatedly crossing lane lines, and damage to the front of the vehicle was observed.

An officer in North Grenville located the vehicle and also noted it was swerving between lanes, police reported Monday. Officers attempted a traffic stop; the vehicle kept going and its speed exceeded the posted limit significantly at times, police added.

OPP then deployed a tire deflation device in Edwardsburgh Cardinal and followed the vehicle as it continued onto Highway 401.

Police then used a rolling block to stop the vehicle. The driver allegedly refused to comply with demands, and police had to use force to enter the vehicle. Officers detected an odour of alcohol, and located alcohol, a suspected Schedule I substance and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

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Amber Turner, 34, was arrested and charged with impaired driving, refusing to comply with a demand, flight from peace officer, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession of a Schedule I substance (opioid) and failing to comply with a probation order, police reported.

Officers released the accused from custody pending an appearance in Brockville court on June 4.

Fight report leads to arrest

A local man faces a series of charges resulting from a reported fight in the downtown area Sunday.

Brockville police received a report on Sunday at 9 a.m. that there was a fight in the middle of the street on Brock Street at William Street.

One of the suspects was a 50-year-old local man who was allegedly holding a letter opener during the confrontation. Police arrested him and charged him with possession of a weapon and breach of probation.

A subsequent search by officers located a small quantity of meth, police said in a news release. The accused was charged, given a court date and released.

Added enforcement downtown

City police arranged for extra enforcement involving concerns in downtown Brockville on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

“The focus was traffic enforcement and education in relation to COVID-19 legislation,” police stated in a news release. Six traffic infractions noted by officers resulted in four charges and two warnings under the Highway Traffic Act.

Wanted on warrants

A 34-year-old local woman wanted on outstanding warrants was located by Brockville police in the area on an unrelated matter at 9 a.m. on Saturday and arrested.

The warrants involved allegedly failing to attend court and failing to comply with probation, according to police. She was given a court date and released.

Not to be at that address

Brockville police received a report at about 4:30 on Sunday afternoon about a man allegedly violating his release conditions.

Officers went to a Charles Street address and located a 45-year-old local man who was not to be at that address, according to police. Police arrested him and later released him pending a court appearance.

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