OPP Reports

Community Response Unit Take 3 Impaireds Off Our Roads

Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

On May 28, 2021, at approximately 8:20 p.m., a member of the Community Response Unit (CRU) from the Caledon OPP Detachment was on patrol along Highway 9 in the Town of Caledon, when the officer observed a vehicle travelling more than 50 km/h over the posted speed limit. A traffic stop was conducted in the area of Highway 9 and Highway 50.

The driver was asked to provide a sample of their breath into the approved roadside screening device, and as a result, the individual was arrested and transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment, where further tests were conducted.

As a result, Arthur TATEISHI, 69, of Tottenham, stands charged with:

– Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over 80 mg

– Race a motor vehicle – excessive speed

– Driver fail to surrender licence

On May 29, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., CRU officers were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) spot check on Escarpment Side Road. The driver of the first vehicle stopped was suspected to have consumed alcohol. A Mandatory Alcohol Screening demand to provide a roadside breath sample was made. As a result, the driver was placed under arrest for Operation while Impaired and was transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment, where further tests were conducted.

As a result, Ramnik BHULLAR, 25, of Brampton, was charged with:

– Operation while impaired – BAC over 80 mg

– Driving while under suspension

– Driving motor vehicle with cannabis readily available

– Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available

– Fail to comply with an order made during a declared emergency

On May 30, 2021, at approximately 7:05 p.m., CRU officers were conducting another RIDE spot check on Forks of the Credit Road. While at the RIDE spot check, a Mandatory Alcohol Screening demand to provide a roadside breath sample was made on one of the drivers. As a result, the driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Caledon OPP Detachment, where further tests were conducted.

Jason McCutcheon, 51, of Aurora, stands charged with:

– Operation while impaired – BAC over 80 mg

– Driving while under suspension

All three accused parties are expected to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on August 12, 2021 to answer to the charges.

Throughout the year, officers conduct random R.I.D.E. checks on OPP-patrolled roads.

Remember, when you choose to drink and drive, you are choosing to put your own life and the lives of others in danger. If you are going to drink, don’t drive.

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