Central Elgin, ON - On March 12, 2017 around 12:45 a.m. Elgin County Ontario Provincial
Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle collision on Fruit Ridge Line and Fairview
A 2012 black Ford F-150 was westbound on Fruit Ridge Line when it came into contact
with an east bound 2007 black Mazda in the east bound lane just east of Fairview
road. St. Thomas Elgin Paramedics transported two male drivers to hospital with
non-life threaten injuries. Central Elgin Fire was also on scene assisting.
Fruit Ridge Line between Fairview road and Sunset road was briefly closed to allow
investigators and first responders' safe access to the collision scene.
As a result of the investigation to date Coleman WAITE age 20 of Southwold Ontario
is charged with:
- Driving while ability impaired by alcohol contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal
- Driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood contrary to section 253(1)(b)
of the Criminal Code
The accused was released with a court date on the 18th of April 2017 in St. Thomas
Further charges are pending the completion of this investigation.
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