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Oro-Medonte man faces impaired charges following citizen complaint

The 23-year-old driver was seen driving on Colborne Street; Orillia OPP nabbed him on Highway 12
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The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged a male with impaired driving after receiving a call from a concerned citizen in the City of Orillia.

Shortly after 11 p.m. on July 2, 2020, the Orillia OPP received a call from a member of the public reporting that an intoxicated male had just been seen driving on Colborne Street in the City of Orillia. A vehicle description was given and police searched the area. A short while later, the suspect vehicle was located driving westbound on Highway 12 and was subsequently stopped by police. An impaired driving investigation was conducted and the male driver was arrested.

As a result, Roman Barybin, age 23 of Oro-Medonte has been charged with:
    •    Operation while impaired - alcohol, contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
    •    Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 Plus), contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
    •    Novice driver - B.A.C. above zero, contrary to Section 44.1(3) of the Highway Traffic Act
    •    Fail to use lower beam - oncoming, contrary to Section 168(a) of the Highway Traffic Act

The accused was released on a Form 10 Undertaking and is set to appear on Sept. 8, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.

The Orillia OPP would like to thank everyone who share the responsibility of keeping our roads and waterways safe by reporting impaired drivers. We are committed to serving our province by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. 

If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online if you have any information on this crime or any other crime.

Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.