On September 5, 2019 at 2:14 a.m., Guelph Police had been conducting speed enforcement on Victoria Road North between Eastview Road and Cassino Avenue when a Tesla driven by a 22-year-old Guelph man was clocked at 105 km/hr in the 50 km/hr zone.
The G2 driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with Stunt driving – excessive speed as well as speeding. He received a 7 day driver’s licence suspension and the motor vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
Safe Semester Traffic Enforcement
As part of project Same Semester, the Guelph Police Traffic and School Safety Unit conducted safety initiatives and selective enforcement at a number of schools throughout the City.
Between 8am and 9am Police conducted speed enforcement on Victoria Road North near St. Patrick Catholic School. Police issued 5 speeding tickets for speeds varying between 62 km/hr and 71 km/hr in a 40 km/hr zone.
In the afternoon, Officers concentrated on the schools zones in the area of Grange Road and McCray Boulevard. No speed infractions were observed which was very nice to see. However, several warnings were handed out for drivers disobeying signs such as No Parking, No Stopping and No U Turns.
Parents are reminded to keep safety in mind and be mindful of all traffic direction in school zones.
Bedroom Fire at 21B-146 Downey Road Guelph
Release by Guelph Fire Department
Guelph, Ont., On Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 12:31pm the Guelph Fire Department responded to a reported residential bedroom fire.
Upon arrival this department noted smoke from the third floor window. At this time all occupants had self evacuated the building. A rapid fire attack was performed and the fire was quickly brought under control.
Two occupants of the home were treated on scene for smoke inhalation and subsequently transported to Guelph General Hospital for follow up treatment. Damage to the home was contained to the third floor bedroom with light smoke damage to that floor. No injuries to firefighters were reported.
One family pet was rescued from the home and taken to the University of Guelph Vet Centre for treatment of smoke inhalation.
Guelph Fire Investigators attended the scene and the cause of the fire was a lit unattended candle which in turn ignited nearby combustibles.
Thanks to Guelph Wellington Paramedic Services and Guelph Police Service for their assistance.
Calls for Service
Over the past 24 hours, the Guelph Police Service dealt with 255 calls for service.