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Ottawa driver charged after tire marks damage Pride crosswalk

Ottawa driver charged after tire marks damage Pride crosswalk
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OPP released this photo of damage to a newly-painted Pride crosswalk in Kemptville.  Ontario Provincial Police / Handout

A 36-year-old North Grenville woman faces mischief charges after the driver of a pickup truck laid rubber on a newly-painted Pride crosswalk in Kemptville.

Ontario Provincial Police said they received a report at about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. A witness said the female driver of a pickup truck was intentionally spinning the truck’s tires as it drove over the crosswalk at the intersection of Reuben Crescent and Prescott Street.

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Following a police investigation, the woman was charged with mischief under $5,000. She was scheduled to appear in court in Brockville on July 9.

The municipality of North Grenville and Kemptville Pride unveiled the rainbow crosswalk, Kemptville’s first, on Monday.

The OPP asked anyone with additional information or surveillance video of the area to notify Grenville County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To report information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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