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Peterborough County man fined for intentionally running over a goose

A Peterborough County man pleaded guilty to using his vehicle to injure a goose in June. Supplied

A Peterborough County man has been fined for using a vehicle to intentionally injure a goose in June.

In provincial court on Oct. 11, Kyle Charlton of the Village of Lakefield pleaded guilty to deliberately using a vehicle to injure wildlife.

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Court heard that on June 22, a Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officer responded to information about a goose that had been run over in the Township of Douro-Dummer in Peterborough County, just northeast of the city of Peterborough.

“The investigation revealed that Charlton was driving when he noticed a family of geese on the road,” the MNRF stated.

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As a result of Charlton’s plea, Justice of the Peace Mark Donohue fined Charlton $1,000 under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

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