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OPP investigate 15 collisions on area roadways over the weekend

A Midland man has been charged with fail to comply
2020-04-01 OPP stock
File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police

Over the Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2020 time period uniform officers of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) patrolled area roadways conducting various traffic activities in the interest of public safety.

Officers conducted ten Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere ( R.I.D.E.) check stops throughout the detachment patrol area checking over 305 drivers and vehicles with one driver registering an "warn" result resulting in a three day drivers licence suspension as per the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) program.

Officers also responded to 16 traffic related calls for service from the public and investigated 15 vehicle collisions on area roadways.

Possible impaired driver investigation:

On Oct. 30, 2020 at 3:04 a.m. officers were alerted to a possible impaired driver at a Midland drive through restaurant. Attending officers completed an investigation into the incident and charged Brandon David Hamilton 24 years of Midland with:

  • Fail to comply with probation order

The accused was released from custody to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Jan. 7, 2021

Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways and waterways. 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.