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Caledon OPP Charges 4 Drivers With Impaired Last Weekend

Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged four individuals with impaired operation over this past weekend.

The first incident occurred on August 19, 2022, at approximately 10:26 p.m., when a concerned motorist contacted the OPP to report a vehicle being driven erratically. Officers located and stopped the vehicle on Highway 10 near Escarpment Side Road. Since it was suspected that the driver’s abilities were impaired, a breath sample into an Approved Screening Device (ASD) was demanded. As a result, the driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to an OPP Detachment where further breath tests were conducted.

Jacques DORVAL, 25, of Shelburne, was charged with:

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

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The involved vehicle was impounded for seven days, and the driver’s licence was suspended for a period of 90 days. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on October 20, 2022, to answer to the charge.

On August 20, 2022, at approximately 2:12 a.m., while an officer was conducing a general patrol in the area of Olde Base Line Road and Dixie Road, a vehicle was observed traveling at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was subsequently initiated. During the interaction, the officer suspected that the driver’s abilities were impaired and demanded a breath sample into an ASD. As a result, the driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to an OPP Detachment where further breath tests were conducted.

Sarang POWAR, 18, of Caledon East, was charged with:

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The third incident occurred on August 20, 2022, at approximately 9:14 p.m., when Caledon OPP responded to another traffic complaint from a concerned motorist in the area of Innis Lake Road and Castlederg Side Road. Officers located and stopped the vehicle. Since it was suspected that the driver’s abilities were impaired, a breath sample was provided in an ADS. As a result, the driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to an OPP Detachment where further breath tests were conducted.

Antonio PANETTA, 55, of Toronto, was charged with:

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Lastly, on August 21, 2022, at approximately 12:02 a.m., Caledon OPP responded to a collision where one vehicle failed to remain at the scene on Old School Road near Creditview Road. The failed to remain vehicle was later reported in a ditch just a short distance away. After a search of the immediate area, the driver was located in the field near the collision scene. The officer formed grounds to believe that their abilities were impaired and arrested the driver for impaired operation. The accused was then transported to an OPP Detachment where breath tests were conducted.

As a result, Vikramjeep SINGH, 26, of Dathmouth, Nova Scotia, was charged with:

• Operation while impaired – alcohol

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

• Failure to stop after accident

• Careless driving

• Drive motor vehicle – no licence

The last three involved vehicles were impounded for seven days, and the driver’s licences were suspended for a period of 90 days. The three accused are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on November 3, 2022, to answer to the charges.

The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. Drivers are reminded that no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it. Driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs is a criminal offence.

Caledon OPP would like to thank the two members of the public who contacted police to report the possible impaired drivers. It resulted in two arrests and contributed to making our roads safer.

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