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Woman facing charges after bizarre incident in Oro-Medonte

The accused allegedly took a vehicle without consent and was charged with impaired and other offences when police found her a short distance away
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ORO-MEDONTE TWP. – The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged a female with impaired driving after receiving a call from the public reporting that a vehicle had been taken without consent in the Township of Oro-Medonte.  

On July 11, 2020, just before 7 p.m., the Orillia OPP received a call reporting that a vehicle had been taken without consent by a female, from an Oro-Medonte address, and that it was believed that the driver was intoxicated. 

Police responded to the area and located the vehicle being driven a short distance away. The vehicle was stopped and an impaired driving investigation was commenced. The driver was subsequently arrested.  

As a result of the investigation, Amanda Urso, age 29, of Orillia has been charged with:    

  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol, contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code  
  • Novice Driver - B.A.C. above zero, contrary to Section 44.1(3) of the Highway Traffic Act  
  • Driver Fail to Surrender Licence, contrary to Section 33(1) of the Highway Traffic Act   

The accused was released on a Form 10 Undertaking and is set to appear on September 15, 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 at 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 $2000.