Heroes Rise Up And Stop Drunk Driver After Family With Small Children Nearly Run Over On Port Dover Beach

Source: Norfolk OPP
Date: Sun Aug 5 03:29:30 MST 2018

(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment investigated an incident at a Walker Street, Port Dover, Norfolk County address.

On Saturday, August 4, 2018 at approximately 11:37 a.m., officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on the main beach of Port Dover.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that driver of a blue coloured van drove on to the beach area and then reversed onto the roadway. The driver then drove his vehicle over a sidewalk and re-entered the beach area striking a tent and several chairs that were located in the sand. A family with small children had to take evasive action in order to avoid being struck by the vehicle.

Several Good Samaritans approached and removed the driver from the vehicle and held him until police arrived. Officers were able to take the driver into custody without incident.

As a result, police have charged a 43-year-old male of Stoney Creek, Ontario with dangerous driving, impaired driving, driving with more than 80mgs of alcohol in blood and fail to comply with probation order.

He is currently being held in custody pending a bail hearing scheduled for Sunday, August 5, 2018.

"The OPP would like to thank the Good Samaritans that provided assistance during the course of this incident. They were instrumental in detaining the male and preventing him from potentially colliding with other innocent victims on the beach." - Inspector Joseph Varga, Detachment Commander, Norfolk County OPP.


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