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.