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Ontario Provincial Police LogoOn September 1, 2019 at 9:54 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a (grey) car travelling southbound on Highway 6 at a high rate of speed, south of Ferndale. The vehicle was travelling at a speed greater than 130 kilometres an hour (km/h) in a posted 80 km/h zone.

The vehicle was stopped and the officer observed signs of alcohol consumption. The driver was read a breath demand for an approved roadside screening device. The breath result received from the driver registered as "F" for fail, indicating a concentration greater than of 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The driver was arrested and transported to Grey Bruce OPP detachment in Wiarton.

A 23 year old from St. Catharines has been charged with the following offences:

  • Operation of motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
  • Operation of motor vehicle while impaired - blood alcohol concentration over 80, section 320.14(1)(b) CC
  • Race a motor vehicle - Excessive Speed, section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act

 

The accused has been released on a Promise to Appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on September 19, 2019.

Anyone with information on this investigation can call Grey Bruce OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

source: media release

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