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Bauer the police dog helps nab impaired driving suspect

Midland man faces several charges after vehicle hits utility pole in Tay
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Bauer helped nab impaired suspect.

Officers from the  Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment were on patrol and responding to calls for service over the weekend on roadways here in North Simcoe. A motorist called the OPP Communications Centre at 10:53 p.m. May 6, 2022 after locating a pick up truck that appeared to have struck a utility pole on Rumney Road in Tay Township. Responding officers attended the scene and were unable to locate a driver at the scene.

An OPP Canine Unit and OPP Emergency Response ERT officers were summoned to assist in the investigation. As a result, an individual with injuries was located by the Canine Unit in the bush and was taken into custody for investigation and treatment of his injuries.

As a result of this investigation and a further investigation of the involved vehicle Brendan Arthur Hrynczak, 22 years of Midland, has been charged with the following offences.

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol
  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Failure to stop after accident

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

and further

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance- Cocaine

Contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

The accused was released on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice  on May 20, 2022.


On May 7, 2022 an OPP officer while conducting traffic related duties on Simcoe County Road 6 in the Village of Wyevale, Tiny Township summoned to Provincial Offences Court a 22 year old female of Tiny Township after stopping her vehicle for allegedly speeding along at 112km/hr in an 50 km/hr zone.

The individual has lost her driving privileges for 30 days and her vehicle was towed and impounded for 14 days as per the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines 

The Ministry of Transportation has also recently enacted further sanctions on stunt drivers.

OPP officers also conducted six Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere R.I.D.E. spot checks in random locations checking 103 drivers and vehicles in the interest of road safety.

Educating the public about safe driving practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired driver or operator please "Make the Call" and dial 911 and help prevent a crash. If you are heading out on the town or on the trails, please make a plan to get home safely.