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Ontario officer charged with impaired driving

THOROLD, Ont. -- A veteran officer with the Niagara Regional Police was charged with impaired driving after a two-vehicle crash early Saturday.

Ontario Provincial Police were called to the scene of the accident at Highway 406 and Holland Road, just after midnight, officers said. No one was injured.

One of the drivers, James Whittle, a 28-year veteran of the Niagara Regional Police now serving with the criminal investigations branch in St. Catharines, was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

Whittle, 46, was off duty at the time of the accident, police said, and has been placed on administrative suspension.


Search for gunman ends in arrest of two men

Police said they arrested a gunman who fired shots at a Buffalo man early Saturday, and in looking for their suspect found a second man carrying a .357 revolver reported stolen in West Seneca 16 years ago.

Police charged Steven R. Jobson, 21, of Plymouth Avenue, with a felony count of reckless endangerment, menacing and possession of a weapon after a resident said shots were fired at him near Niagara Street. The rounds damaged some parked cars.

Jobson was arrested near the scene, but police said they also approached Michael L. Cabrera, 17, of 18th Street, who ran. When wrestled down, police said they found in his waistband a .357 revolver with six spent casings. The gun had been reported stolen in West Seneca in July 1989.

Cabrera is charged with a felony count of possession of stolen property, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.

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