82 Bottles of Booze on the Wall – 82 Bottles of Booze


As you know, you should never drink and drive folks– but what about carrying enough booze for the town of Carleton Place in your car? After a 10 mile chase with speeds up to a “death defying” 70 miles per hour William Hartnoll, age 39, was charged with reckless driving and illegal possession in 1950.

Through dense foggy weather on the road to Carleton Place, Hartnoll evaded the police until he hit the four corners. He was immediately taken into custody at the junction of Highway 15 and 29 after crashing into a telephone pole. Upon checking his vehicle, our beloved OPP constables found 82 bottles of whiskey snuggled in the back seat of his car.

Pleading “not guilty sir” to both charges Hartnoll was kept for two weeks on $300 bail. His car, which was damaged to the extent of $200, was held without bail.

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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