ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged three individuals with impaired driving over a six-hour period, all involved in collisions, and two causing Highway 11 to be closed for short periods of time.
On August 4, 2023, at approximately 10:10 p.m., police were dispatched to reports of a possible impaired driver on Highway 11. The vehicle was located by Orillia OPP officers near Westmount Drive and Coldwater Road, in the City of Orillia. The driver was determined to be impaired and subsequently arrested by police.
As a result, a 55-year-old from Markham ON has been charged with:
- Operation while Impaired
- Operation while Prohibited
- Dangerous Operation
- Take Motor Vehicle Without Consent
- Obstruct Police Officer
The accused was released on an Undertaking to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia on September 19, 2023.
On August 5, 2023, at approximately 12:35 a.m., Officers responded to reports of a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 northbound, in Oro-Medonte. Upon arrival, officers determined the driver of the motor vehicle was displaying signs of alcohol consumption and was subsequently arrested.
As a result, a 30-year-old from Barrie has been charged with:
- Operation while impaired- alcohol and drugs
- Operation while Impaired- Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)
- Careless Driving (HTA)
The accused was released on an Undertaking to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia on August 29, 2023.
Highway 11 northbound had to be closed for a short time to facilitate the removal of the vehicle and repairs to the highway.
On August 5, 2023, shortly after 4:00 a.m., Officers responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 northbound near Line 2, in Oro-Medonte. Upon arrival, officers located injured occupants. Police also determined through their investigation that one driver was impaired.
As a result of the investigation, a 54-year-old from Toronto has been charged with:
- Operation while impaired
- Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) contrary to section
- Careless Driving (HTA)
- Driving While Suspended (HTA)
The accused was released on an Undertaking to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia on 29 August 2023.
The driver of one vehicle suffered minor injuries and was subsequently transported to a local hospital for medical attention. Highway 11 had to be closed for a short time to facilitate removal of damaged vehicles and repairs to the highway.
Orillia OPP remains steadfast in its response to removing impaired drivers from our roadways. Please take a cab or rideshare service, call a friend for a ride, or make safe alternative arrangements if you consume intoxicating substances. We encourage to motoring public to call 911 if you believe you observe someone driving impaired.
The Orillia OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn and the City of Orillia. If you have any information about crime in our community, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To report minor occurrences online please visit www.opp.ca/reporting. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, and you will remain anonymous. You will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.