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ATV operator accused of driving with baby strapped to chest

Police say a seven-month-old infant was wearing a bicycle helmet and was strapped to the ATV operator in a baby chest carrier
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NEWS RELEASE
NIAGARA REGIONAL POLICE
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On June 23, 2022 at 2:40 p.m., Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 6 District (Port Colborne) received a traffic complaint regarding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) being operated on King Street near Main Street West in the City of Port Colborne. The complainant reported a young child appeared to be strapped to the chest of the ATV operator.

Uniformed officers responded to the area, located the ATV, and conducted a traffic stop. A seven-month-old infant child was wearing a bicycle helmet and was strapped to the ATV operator in a baby chest carrier.

The driver, who’s name is not being released in order to protect the identify of the infant child, was arrested and charged with the following offences:
    •    Dangerous operation of a conveyance – Criminal Code
    •    Drive while under suspension – Highway Traffic Act
    •    Drive off road vehicle no insurance – Off Road Vehicle Act
    •    Fail to surrender evidence of insurance – Off Road Vehicle Act
    •    Drive motor vehicle no number plate – Off Road Vehicle Act

The driver of the ATV was released from custody on a Form 10 release order and is scheduled to appear in court on September 22, 2022 at 102 East Main St. in the City of Welland.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the officer-in-charge at 905-688-4111, dial option 3, ext. 1009746.

The Niagara Regional Police Service remains committed to road safety. Members of the public wishing to report traffic complaints are encouraged to contact our Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) by telephone at 905-688-4111, option 3, ext. 1025555 or by email at trafficcomplaints@niagarapolice.ca

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