Press Release

Driving complaint leads to impaired driving charges

On Monday October 11, 2021 at approximately 2:21 p.m., police received a call from a concerned motorist in regards to a vehicle travelling southbound on highway 15 north and entering the Town of Smiths Falls.  Police located and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.

Investigation revealed that the driver, 32 year old Gurjot BHINDER, of Smiths Falls, was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently placed under arrest. 

BHINDER stands charged with: Impaired driving and Impaired driving by having a blood alcohol concentration of more than 80 milligrams.  His driver’s licence was suspended for a period of 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 7 days as a result.

BHINDER was later released and will appear in court at a future date to answer to these charges.

Traffic stop leads to impaired driving charges

On Tuesday October 12, 2021 at approximately 12:31 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on Elmsley Street North for a traffic violation.  Investigation revealed that the driver, 58 year old, William WILKINSON, of Lombardy, was impaired by alcohol and subsequently placed under arrest. WILKINSON refused to provide samples of his breath to police upon demand. 

WILKINSON stands charged with:  Impaired driving, Refusing to provide samples of his breath and a breach of a court ordered release condition.  His driver’s licence was suspended for a period of 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 7 days as a result.

WILKINSON was held for a bail hearing to answer to these outstanding charges.

Motor vehicle collision leads to impaired driving charges

On Wednesday October 13, 2021 at approximately 8:37 p.m., police received a call for a two vehicle motor vehicle accident on Abbott Street North.  Investigation revealed that the driver, 54 year old, Mary WILSON, of Smiths Falls, was impaired by alcohol and subsequently placed under arrest.

WILSON stands charged with:  Impaired driving and Impaired driving by having a blood alcohol concentration of more than 80 milligrams.  Her driver’s licence was suspended for a period of 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 7 days as a result.

WILSON was later released and will appear in court at a future date to answer to these charges.

Male arrested for domestic related offences

On Thursday October 14, 2021, at approximately 9:15 a.m., police located and arrested a 20 year old male suspect, of Kingston, Ontario, for unwanted contact with his ex-partner.  The suspect was also found to have breached two of his Probation Order release conditions. 

The suspect stands charged with one count of Criminal Harassment and two counts of breaching his Probation Order release conditions.  The suspect was held for a bail hearing to answer to these charges against him. 

***The charges in these matters have not been proven in court***

Smiths Falls Police Service urges anyone with further information regarding this incident, or similar incidents, to contact our service at 613-283-0357. Information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).