Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a Brampton resident following a collision.
On Monday, January 22, 2024, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Caledon OPP received a report of a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision on Mayfield Road near Hurontario Street, in the Town of Caledon. No injuries were reported. During the course of the investigation, officers formed grounds that the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested.
As a result a 23 year old of Brampton was charged with:
• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
The driver is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on February 8, 2024, to answer to the charge. Additionally, the driver’s vehicle was impounded for a period of seven days, and their driver’s licence suspended for a period of 90 days.
Drivers continue to take chances. It’s simply not worth the risk. Motorists are reminded that no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving. If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, plan to not drive. Instead, arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit, or come up with another plan that takes impaired driving out of the picture. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.
You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. When you contact Crime Stoppers, you stay anonymous, and you never have to testify.
For more information about the penalties of driving impaired, visit: https://www.ontario.ca/