Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Caledon Detachment investigated a motor vehicle collision involving a prohibited impaired driver breaching court conditions in the Town Caledon.
On Friday, January 6, 2023 at 10:50 p.m. officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision where one of the vehicles had fled the scene on Mount Wolfe Road near Castlederg Side Road. There were no injuries in the collision.
Officers located the fail to remain vehicle a short time later and the driver of the vehicle showed signs of impairment and was arrested. The driver was transported to the Caledon Detachment for further investigation.
The driver of the fail to remain vehicle was found to be in breach of several court-imposed restrictions and prohibitions.
A 39 year old from Cookstown, has been charged with:
· Fail to Comply with Undertaking x 3
· Drive while Prohibited
· Fail to Stop at Accident
· Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle
· Operate a Motor Vehicle with Over 80mgs of Alcohol
· Operate a Motor Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available
· Careless Driving
· Fail to Surrender Insurance Card
The accused was held for a bail hearing.
The vehicle was seized for 45 days.
The OPP Caledon Detachment would like to encourage motorists to report potential impaired drivers. Motorists can call 911, or *OPP (*677) on their mobile device and be put in contact with an emergency dispatcher. Using a mobile device to report a potential impaired driver will not result in a charge for using a hand-held communication device.
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