Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a driver involved in a collision with impaired operation.
On March 25, 2023, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Caledon OPP responded to a vehicle into the ditch on Highway 9, near Montainview Road, in the Town of Caledon. During the investigation, an arrest was made since officers formed grounds that the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. No injuries were reported.
As a result, a 61-year old from Barrie, was charged with:
• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
• Operation while impaired – alcohol
The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on April 13, 2023, to answer to the charges. The vehicle was impounded for seven days, and the driver’s licence suspended for 90 days.
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.