Police News: Town police offering ‘virtual ride along’

April 28, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Orangeville Police will be conducting a “virtual ride along” over social media from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight this Friday night, April 29th.

Twitter and Facebook users are invited to join the Orangeville Police Service in a special “virtual ride along” as the service uses Twitter and Facebook to broadcast the events of the evening as they happen.

Public and Media Relations Officer Scott Davis will be reporting the calls for service as they happen via the services’ social media accounts.

Constable Davis will be accompanied by members of the local media who will also be covering the night’s events on their social media platforms.

“This virtual ride along through social media is a unique opportunity for members of the community to follow our officers as they go from call to call in Orangeville on a Friday night shift”, explained Police Chief Wayne Kalinski.

The social media posts of the nights events will take place on the Orangeville Police twitter account:  @orangevilleps and the Orangeville Police Facebook page: www. 

Flagging leads to charges

Last Saturday, April 23, an officer from the Caledon OPP Detachment was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 10 when he was approached by a concerned citizen who  reported seeing an erratic driver.

As a result of the information provided, the officer located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop with the white Ford Escape.

While speaking to the driver, the officer concluded that the male had been under the influence of alcohol and demanded he provide a sample of his breath into an Approved Screening Device (ASD).  The driver performed the roadside breath test and registered a fail.

Subsequently, a 58 year-old male from Nepean, Ontario was charged with operating a motor vehicle with over 80 mg/100 mL of alcohol in his blood.

The 90-day Administrative Drivers’ Licence Suspension program was initiated and the motor vehicle was impounded for seven days.   He was released and is scheduled to make his first appearance in Ontario Court at Orangeville on May 5.

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