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  DRP Honours Community Members

Jan 25, 2011 09:44 ET

Members of the community were honoured by DRPS at an Uxbridge council meeting last night for their work in keeping our community safe.

North Durham S/Inspector Brian Fazackerley joined Uxbridge Mayor Gerri-Lynn O’Connor in presenting plaques of appreciation to five residents for helping remove impaired drivers from our roads.

Ryan and Brittany Dagnall were driving when they observed another vehicle being driven quickly and erratically, going through stop signs and almost hitting parked cars. They provided police with a licence plate and location of the suspect, who had exited the vehicle. Police were able to apprehend the driver who had a blood-alcohol reading over twice the legal limit.

Craig Metzing observed a vehicle in front of him driving erratically, crossing into the oncoming lane and speeding past a school bus unloading children. He calmly called 9-1-1 and police apprehended the driver who had a blood-alcohol reading over three times the legal limit.

Allen Doelman and Richard LaForest observed a pick-up truck in front of them driving erratically, striking pylons and later colliding with another vehicle. They contacted 9-1-1 and continued to observe the driver while updating the dispatcher. The driver was apprehended and had a blood-alcohol level over three times the legal limit.

These five residents are commended for caring about their community and helping police keep our roads safe from impaired drivers.

Below are attached files.
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S/Insp. Fazackerley, Ryan and Brittany Dagnall, Mayor O'Connor (JPG file, 67.3K bytes)
Mayor O'Connor, Craig Metzing, S/Insp. Fazackerley (JPG file, 59.2K bytes)
Mayor O'Connor, Richard LaForest, Allen Doelman, S/Insp. Fazackerley (JPG file, 60.3K bytes)