Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a driver who attempted to evade police with impaired operation.
On January 26, 2023, at approximately 8:33 p.m., an officer was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Highway 10 and Charleston Side Road in the Town of Caledon. At that time, a vehicle was observed traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle attempted to flee, and the driver fled on foot. After a short search of the area, the suspect was located and subsequently arrested. Grounds were formed that the driver’s ability to operation a motor vehicle was impaired.
As a result of the investigation, a 21 year old of Stoney Creek was charged with:
• Flight from peace officer
• Operation while impaired – alcohol
• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
• Drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – Community Zone
• Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available
• Novice driver – B.A.C. above zero
The 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 February 23, 2023, to answer to the changes.
Impaired driving and speeding is a deadly combination. The OPP targets speeders, racers/stunt drivers and other aggressive drivers through robust enforcement and public education throughout the year and remains committed to saving lives on roads, waterways, and trails.
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