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New licence plate technology helps OPP nab impaired driver

Oro-Medonte man, 42, accused of driving impaired faces multiple charges
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Two people are facing outstanding warrant related charges after OPP officers were alerted by the Automated Licence Plate Recognition system.

The system notified police of a possible suspended driver at around 10 a.m. Saturday.

“Officers were conducting patrols along Highway 12 when the vehicle was located near Horseshoe Valley Road in the Township of Oro-Medonte,” said OPP in a news release.

OPP say both people in the vehicle were currently on outstanding warrants.

In addition, the officers say they found open liquor in the vehicle.

As a result, Jay Martin, 42, from Oro-Medonte has also been charged with:

  • Operation while prohibited - two counts.
  • Drive motor vehicle with open container of liquor
  • Driving while under suspension
  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol 80 plus

The vehicle has been impounded for 45 days and the accused is scheduled to appear in court in Orillia on July 16.