OPP Reports

Caledon OPP Laid Charges in Relation to a Vehicle Failing to Stop at a RIDE Spot Check

Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

Members of the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have laid charges in relation to a vehicle that failed to stop at a RIDE spot check.

On September 13, 2023, shortly after 8:00 p.m., officers were conducting a RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) initiative on the Highway 410 off ramp to Valleywood Boulevard. At that time, a vehicle entered the area and met with officers. While being questioned since an alcoholic beverage was observed in the middle console, the driver put the vehicle in motion and fled the scene. The accused was later arrested at his residence.

As a result of the investigation, a 63-year-old male from Caledon was charged with:

• Flight from Peace Officer

• Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code

• Dangerous operation

• Driving while under suspension

• Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available

The accused is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville at a later date to answer to the changes.

Although the OPP runs its annual Festive RIDE campaign, RIDE spot checks are conducted throughout the year, 24/7. The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. If you know or suspect that a driver is impaired by alcohol or drugs, call 9-1-1. In doing so, you may save a life.

For more information about RIDE initiatives, visit: Ontario Provincial Police – Impaired Driving (opp.ca)

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