Happy new year to one local resident after they found a car in their house on New Year’s Day. Strathroy-Caradoc Police say on January 1st just before 12:30am, a vehicle was seen traveling at a high rate of speed on Spence Drive Strathroy, the driver failed to negotiate the curve in the road and ended up striking the front porch of a house. The vehicle had extensive damage, the house suffered a significant amount of damage as well. The driver was injured as a result of the collision. Police arrested the driver for impaired driving, and he was treated and released from hospital, with minor injuries. A 22-year-old man from Mount Brydges was charged with Dangerous operation, Impaired operation by Alcohol, and Operation While Impaired (blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).
Local Police and EMS gave a resident a nice New Year’s Eve gift. STrathroy-Caradoc Police tell us on December 31st just after 8pm, police went to an apartment on Frank Street to assist EMS with a possible drug overdose. Upon arrival, police began CPR. EMS arrived after a short time, EMS attendants administered Naloxone at which time the male regained stable status. Police learned that the 22-year-old man had smoked drugs, which contained fentanyl. He was transported to SMGH and later released. Police are reminding the public of the dangers of using recreational drugs. If you have decided, that you need help with your alcohol or other drug use, there are many resources and sources of support available. You are not alone. A day later, police went to a residence on Scott Street to assist EMS with a 55-year-old man having a heart attack. Police arrived on scene and began CPR, police deployed their AED Defibrillator and continued life saving measures until EMS arrived on scene and note the male now had a pulse. He was transported to SMGH, and transferred to LHSC where he is currently in the critical care unit.