Motorcycle collides with deer

Kincardine – On July 3, 2018 at 1:21 a.m., the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an alarm at a public school located along Russell Street in Kincardine. Officers arrived to find four youth inside the school who were arrested without incident. 

The accused are each facing charges of break and enter, possession of property obtained by crime, mischief to property, trespassing and person under 19 years having liquor. They will be appearing in court as required to answer to the charges. 

The accused can’t be identified under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122.

Exeter – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers have charged a 14-year-old Exeter resident with Possession of Cannabis Marihuana following a public intoxication investigation this past weekend in Exeter. 

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018 Huron County OPP officers were dispatched to attend the South Huron District High School on Gidley Street after learning a young male was passed out on a woodchip pile.

Officers arrived on scene and woke up the intoxicated male. He was subsequently placed under arrest for public intoxication. A search incident to arrest was conducted which resulted in officers locating a sizable amount of cannabis marihuana on the youth.

He has agreed to participate in the youth diversion program.

Grey Highland – On July 14, 2018 at approximately 9:33 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a collision between a motorcycle and a deer on Grey Road 12, south of Grey Road 40, in the Municipality of Grey Highlands.

The motorcyclist, a 47-year old male from the Township of Chatsworth, was transported to a hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.  His passenger, a 47-year old Owen Sound woman, suffered minor injuries.

In an effort to minimize the chances of being involved in a collision with deer, Grey County OPP offer motorcyclists and motorists the following tips:

  • Be especially attentive from sunset to midnight and during the hours shortly before and after sunrise. These are the highest risk times for deer-vehicle collisions. Drive with caution when moving through areas known to have a large deer population. Remember – deer seldom run alone. If you see one deer, others may be nearby.
  • When driving at night, use high beam headlights when there is no oncoming traffic. The high beams will better illuminate the eyes of deer on or near the roadway.
  • Slow down and blow your horn with one long blast to frighten the deer away.
  • Brake firmly when you notice a deer in or near your path, but stay in your lane. Many serious crashes occur when driver swerves to avoid a deer and hits another vehicle or loses control of their own vehicle.
  • Always wear your seat belt. Most people who are injured in car-deer collisions were not wearing their seat belt.
  • Don’t rely on devices such as deer whistles, deer fences and reflectors to deter deer.
  • Slow down, stay in control and stay alert.