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First charges laid in Kawartha Lakes Police Festive Ride

KAWARTHA LAKES-Officers with the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Festive RIDE team have charged the first alleged impaired driver of the season shortly after 5:00 pm last night.

At approximatley 5:45 officers were conducting spot checks for impaired drivers in the Russell Street West area of Lindsay when they stopped a 2017 Nissan Sentra being operated by a female driver. While speaking with the driver, the officer recognized that she had been drinking and asked her to submit to a roadside screening test for alcohol. The female complied and registered a fail on the screening device according to police.  The womanwas taken to KLPS where she provided samples of her breath which police say registered alcohol readings slightly over double the legal limit.

61-year-old Jill Wiltshire of Lindsay was charged with operating a motor vehicle with more than the legal limit of alcohol in her blood. Under the authority of the Highway Traffic Act, her licence has been suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle she was operating has been impounded for seven days.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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