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Erratic driving, speeding leads to impaired charge for Tiny resident

Police say the 30-year-old struck a snowpile
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TINY TWP – On Jan. 13, 2021 at 8:30 p.m., a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Southern Georgian Bay detachment was travelling on Simcoe County Road 93 in Tiny Township when he observed a vehicle travelling well over the posted speed limit. The officer began to follow the vehicle which was being driven erratically and struck a pile of snow. The officer stopped the vehicle and noted signs of alcohol impairment, the following investigation resulted in the driver being arrested and transported to the detachment to provide breath samples.

As a result, Richard Crocitto, 30 years, of Tiny Township, was charged with several provincial traffic offences as well as the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code:  

  • Operation while impaired  
  • Operation over 80

The driver's license of the accused has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was towed to be impounded for seven days. The accused was released from police custody to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Jan. 28, 2021.

Police remind motorists that enforcement is essential to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways and waterways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.