Suspended Driver Charged After Child Observed Riding On Lap

Source: Area OPP
Date: Mon Feb 25 04:02:52 MST 2019

(TOWN OF ERIN, ON) - Today at approximately 7:15 a.m. a member of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated the male driver of a sedan that was travelling on Main Street in the Town of Erin, with a small child riding on his lap.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and investigation revealed that the driver was operating a motor vehicle while his licence was suspended.

A 36-year-old Erin man has been charged with Drive While Under Suspension X4 and Driving with Child Passenger not Properly Secured contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Provincial Court on April 17, 2019 to answer to the charges.

When asked why the child was not in a car seat - he advised that he did not want to wake the child up.

OPP want to remind motorists that airbags can be lifesavers - however - they can also be fatal when occupants are not seated and buckled in properly. People most at risk from airbag deployment are children and small adults because their bodies can't take the force. The safest position for a child in a motor vehicle is in the centre rear seat using the proper seatbelt assembly.

Blyth Bill

Area OPP

59 Traffic Related Charges Over March Break
51 Year Old Suspended Driver Arrested After Foot Pursuit
18 Year Old Has Vehicle Impounded
19 Year Old Driver Caught Going 150 In an 80 - Name Released
18 Year Old Has Vehicle Impounded For Going 135 in an 80
37 Year Old Caught Going 135 in an 80
$300,000 In Stolen Cash Recovered By OPP - 22 Year Old Arrested
Facebook Used For Puppy Scam In Paisley
Another Drunk Driver Charged - MCDONNEL
50 Year Old Facing Drunk Driving Charge Following Collision - STEENBERGEN
Man Arrested Following Collision Now Facing Impaired Charge - BLACK
Impaired Driver Involved In Collision - TRIPP
Police Vehicle Damaged At Paddyfest
26 Year Old Facing Impaired Charge - CAMPBELL
Parking Lot Donuts Attract Police
Methamphetamine Bust - Name Released
Repeat Offenders Arrested, Stolen Property Recovered - THOMPSON & MISQUADIS
Tow Truck Driver Gets 3 Day Suspension And Tow Truck Towed
27 Year Old From Brockton Arrested For Impaired Driving
45 Year Old Arrested At RIDE - Name Released
Donuts Attract Police - 20 Year Old Arrested For Impaired Driving - Name Released
Theft Of ATVs Under Investigation In West Perrth
Two Arrested In Methamphetamine Bust - Firearms Seized
Missing Kitchener Resident Located Deceased
34 Year Old Facing Drunk Driving Charge

Huron County

West Nile virus found in Huron County mosquitoes
Health Unit: Avoid Mosquito Bites

North Huron

NOTICE: Special Meeting of the North Huron Police Services Board - July 3, 2018

Wingham Police Service

Council Summons All Wingham Police Officers To Council Meeting - Apology Expected From Blyth & E-W Councillors For 18 Years Of Forcing Wingham Police To Exist Against Their Will & Bankrupting Wingham