Man facing impaired, other charges following traffic collision

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Amherst Police respond to 108 complaints during week

Amherst Police arrested and charged a teen with impaired driving following a traffic collision on South Albion Street.

Amherst Police arrested and charged a teen with impaired driving following a traffic collision on South Albion Street.

AMHERST – An 18-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving following a traffic collision on South Albion Street last Saturday.

It was one of 108 complaints responded to by Amherst police officers last week.

The man is also being charged with refusing the breathalyzer, flight from police and careless and imprudent driving.

Officers had initially attempted to check the vehicle because of a burned out tail light. Emergency equipment was activated when the driver refused to stop.

The teen will appear in provincial court on June 22 for plea.

In other news, a 27-year-old woman was charged with mischief after she allegedly threw a lamp out the window of a Rupert Street apartment after getting in an argument with a 21-year-old woman.

She will appear in court May 26 for plea.

On Friday, police received a report of a possible impaired driver near Pharmasave on Robert Angus Drive.

The vehicle was eventually located by patrols near the Superstore liquor store and the 53-year-old driver was arrested and charged with impaired driving. He will appear in court on June 22.


Police received a report of a stolen truck from a resident on Rupert Street. 

The vehicle was recovered by the owner on North Adelaide Street.

Police are investigating the incident.

A 16-year-old female attended APD with a complaint of harassing text messages from a 15-year-old male. 

The male was contacted and warned to stop contacting the female. No charges are expected to be laid in the matter.


Police officers patrolling near the Walmart area during the night had spotted two suspects pushing shopping carts in the area. 

The suspects fled the scene when approached by police. The carts were discovered to have stolen items from Canadian Tire. 

The subjects were not located after extensive patrols but the matter is still under investigation.

A motor vehicle collision was reported on South Albion Street. A truck had been heading southbound when it had struck another vehicle that had attempted a U-turn on the highway. 

No injuries were reported.

Amherst Police officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on South Albion Street.  The driver was discovered to have had consumed alcohol and was asked to provide a sample of his breath in an approved screening device. 

The male failed the test and was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. 

The male was also charged with refusal after he refused to provide a sample into an approved instrument. 

He will appear at Amherst Provincial Court on June 9 for plea.


A 13-year-old male youth was arrested for illegal possession of alcohol after it was discovered that he had brought alcohol into E.B. Chandler School. 

He will appear in Amherst Youth Court on May 7.


Police received a complaint that a 48-year-old male had uttered threats against a 42-year-old female.  

The issue was resolved without any charges and the male was warned by police.


A 42-year-old male was arrested for impaired driving after being stopped by police on East Victoria Street. 

He will appear at Amherst Provincial Court on Friday for plea.

Officers also stopped a vehicle on Robert Angus Drive after it was found to be driving with no lit headlights. 

The driver and passenger were found to have recently consumed cannabis marihuana.  The 41-year-old driver was charged with possession of cannabis and also impaired driving.  He will appear for plea at Amherst Provincial Court on Aug. 11.

The 40–year-old passenger was arrested for possession of cannabis but has had his matter sent to adult diversion.

Anyone with information on these or other incidents is asked to contact the Amherst Police Department at 667-8600 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.



Organizations: Amherst Police Department, Canadian Tire, E.B. Chandler School

Geographic location: Amherst, South Albion Street, Rupert Street North Adelaide Street East Victoria Street

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