OPP Reports

RIDE and Traffic Stops Lead to 6 Alcohol Related Infringements in 1 Shift

Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged four drivers with impaired operation and two others were issued three-day licence suspensions in a single shift.

On May 25, 2024, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Caledon OPP was conducting a proactive patrol in the area St Andrews Road and The Grange Side Road. The way a vehicle was being operated led to a traffic stop. During 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 57 year old of Caledon was charged with:

·      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

On May 25, 2024, just before 11:00 p.m., Caledon OPP was conducting speed enforcement in the area of Highway 10 and Forks of The Credit Road and stopped a vehicle for traveling at an excessive speed. Through further 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 41 year old of Toronto was charged with:

·      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

·      Operation while impaired – alcohol

·      Adult drive motor vehicle – preform stunt – excessive speed

·      Speeding 50+ km/h over posted limit

·      Adult driving while under suspension

On May 25, 2024, shortly before midnight, Caledon OPP were conducting a R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) spot check in the area of Innis Lake Road and Healey Road, in the Town of Caledon. Officers observed a vehicle turn around before entering the spot check. Officers located and stopped the vehicle and formed grounds that the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested.

As a result, a 28 year old of Arthur was charged with:

·      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

·      Operation while impaired – alcohol

On May 26, 2024, a few minutes just after midnight, at the same R.I.D.E location, a vehicle entered the area and was met by officers. Grounds were formed that the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested.

As a result, a 28 year old of Milton was charged with:

·      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Additionally, at the same R.I.DE location, officers issued two drivers with a  3-day licence suspension for registering ‘Warn’ ranges on an Approved Screening Device (ASD). Warn ranges on an Approved Screening Device are having a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) between 0.05-0.079. First time penalties are an immediate 3-day licence suspension and $250 fine. Second time penalties are an immediate 7-day licence suspension, $350 fine and an education or treatment program. Third time penalties are an immediate 30-day licence suspension, $450 fine, an education or treatment program, and a six-month ignition interlock condition.

The four accused charged with a criminal offence are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville to answer for their charges. Their driver’s licences were suspended for 90 days vehicles impounded for seven.

Drivers continue to take chances that can lead to disastrous consequences. The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. 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.

For more information about the penalties of driving impaired, visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/impaired-driving

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