Volume 94, Issue 90

Tuesday, March 13, 2001


USC gets the budget blues - "Conservative" figures go to council tomorrow

Ex-U of T profs sue for equality

Toronto university plagues by unfortunate incidents

New Web site says no ixnay on the apsternay

Amnesty report sours celebration for Women's Day

Arizona U studies psychics' abilities

Drunk drivers, knives, and crack, oh my!

Drunk drivers, knives, and crack, oh my!

By Aaron Wherry
Gazette Staff

The driver involved in last week's accident at Richmond and Broughdale Streets has now been charged with impaired driving.

According to Const. Ryan Holland of the London Police, Western student Uglesa Djuric, 20, has been charged with impaired driving. He suffered minor lacerations to his left arm and head as a result of the crash.

At 2:10 a.m. last Thursday morning, a vehicle driven by Djuric collided with the Becker's storefront, next to Eastown Pizza and Christina's Pub on Richmond, just south of the university gates.

The force of the crash wrapped the car around a hydro pole in front of the building and firefighters required an hour and a half to free the passenger with the jaws of life. The passenger sustained a fractured ankle and a concussion, Holland said.

Early Monday morning, a London Police officer was forced to confront three males who refused to go peacefully.

According to Holland, an officer was at Adelaide and Central Streets for a routine Highway Traffic Act investigation. The vehicle pulled into a private lane and three males exited the car.

For safety reasons, the officer asked the individuals to return to their car, but they refused and began to confront the officer, Holland said.

One male was later pepper-sprayed and briefly hospitalized, but all three individuals were eventually subdued and charged with various offences including resisting arrest, assaulting an officer and being intoxicated in a public place.

Also Monday morning, an Aboutown taxi driver encountered three males who refused to pay their fare, Holland said. One male pulled a knife on the cab driver and then all three males fled the scene.

Police were called and later arrested London resident Robert Cornish, 26, in connection with the incident. Cornish is now charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and possession of a controlled substance after $1,600 of crack cocaine was found.

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