OPP Reports

Electric Bike Operator Arrested For Impaired Driving

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On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at approximately 8:25 p.m., officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a reported collision in the area of Highway 50 and Buckstown Trail in the Town of Caledon.

Once on scene, the officers determined that an e-bike operator, who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, had fallen off his e-bike.

The operator was transported to a local hospital with non-serious injuries.

As a result of the police investigation, the e-bike operator, Richard HARRIS, 44, of Caledon, was charged with:

– Operation while impaired, and

– Operation while impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) 80 plus

The accused is expected to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on September 2, 2021, to answer to the charges.

Caledon OPP is reminding motorists that under the Criminal Code, the definition of a “motor vehicle” includes an e-bike, and anyone operating an e-bike intoxicated could be charged for impaired driving. If convicted, the offender would be subject to the Criminal Code penalties, including a fine or jail time, and a driving prohibition.

If you suspect impaired driving, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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