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Busy Easter Weekend for WPS

Woodstock Police responded to two crashes over the weekend, one of which sent seven people to hospital with minor injuries.

WOODSTOCK - The Woodstock Police Service responded to two crashes and two impaired driving reports over the Easter long weekend. 

In the area of Huron and Dundas Street, police found a driver passed out at the wheel on Good Friday. The driver was suspected to be impaired by drugs. A 32-year-old from Woodstock is now facing one count of operation while impaired.  

On Monday, police discovered a vehicle in the area of Pittock Park Road between Oxford Road 17 and Upper Thames Drive. The driver was behind the wheel with a 26-ounce bottle of vodka. Once police approached the vehicle, the driver allowed the vehicle to roll away. 

The 42-year-old from Woodstock was taken to hospital and is facing one count of operation while impaired. 

The WPS also responded to a crash in the area of Dundas Street and Springbank Avenue involving two vehicles on Good Friday. A 75-year-old from London was charged with not turning safely, while the 76-year-old who was driving the other vehicle received minor injuries. 

Late Sunday evening, a two-vehicle crash happened at the intersection of Mill Street and Dundas Street. A vehicle hit a nearby house as a result and seven people were taken to hospital with minor injuries. They were all in vehicles at the time of the crash.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.

The Woodstock Police Service would like to encourage anyone with information about any of these cases to call 519-537-2323 or leave an anonymous tip for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

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