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Single-vehicle crash results in slew of charges for driver

Man faces impaired charges, assaulting a peace officer, uttering threats after he allegedly became violent and assaulted OPP officer
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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GEORGIAN BAY TWP. - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched at 9:22 pm Jan. 16, 2020 to a report of a single vehicle crash on Honey Harbour Road between Hillside Drive and Oak Bay Road in Georgian Bay Township.

The attending OPP officer located a red Ford Mustang deep in the ditch and after a brief investigation located the driver at the scene. The officer entered into a drinking and driving investigation and arrested the driver whom became violent and assaulted the officer.

The officer gained control of the driver and transported the driver to the Southern Georgian Bay OPP detachment for further investigation.

As a result of this investigation the driver, Jamie Joseph Gendron 26 years old of Georgian Bay Township, has been charged with the following offences.

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Failure or refusal to comply with demand
  • Uttering Threats - Cause death or Bodily Harm (2 Counts)
  • Assault a Peace Officer
  • Resist Peace Officer
contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Fail to surrender insurance card
contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
  • Driver fail to surrender licence
  • Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle
  • Driver fail to give identification
contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario
 
The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days and the accused's driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days under the conditions of the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension. The accused was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Feb. 6, 2020.
 
OPP officers always appreciate calls from the public to alert them of a possible impaired driver on the roadway as an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways and trails by working with our community members.
 
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