Police issue update about P.E. McGibbon school parking, new enforcement measures effective and will continue all weekCrime, Sarnia — By Joe Burd on April 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm
Sarnia police said today the traffic branch has issued several traffic related infractions to people who have blatantly disregarded the posted signs in the area surrounding P.E. McGibbon School on South Russell Street.
Since the release on Apr. 4 that police would be in the area, a total of seven violations have been handed out.
On Apr. 5 police issued a 45-year-old Sarnia woman a total of $710 in fines for violating and disregarding an officer’s warning. Police said it all started when she parked in a No Stopping Zone behind an officer who was in his cruiser monitoring the area.
The officer got out of his car and went back to advise the woman she was in violation of the posted sign and she chose to ignore the officer’s warning. Instead, she made an offensive remark to the officer and drove away.
He followed her and activated his roof lights and siren before, after some time, she pulled over to the curb.
The woman was issued notices for Disobey Posted Sign, Fail to Obey Directions of an Officer and Fail to Pull to the Right for an Emergency Vehicle. She continued to swear at the officer while he issued the tickets.
Police said since that day, the woman has been observed in the area and parked in the correct areas.
The enforcement will continue all this week at P.E. McGibbon School.