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OPP nab suspected impaired driver at restaurant drive-thru

He faces impaired driving charges
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Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded at 6:29 p.m. March 24, 2020 to a report from the public of a possible impaired driver in the drive through of a Midland restaurant located on Simcoe County Road 93. The attending OPP officers located the suspect vehicle and entered into an drinking and driving investigation upon speaking with the driver.

As a result of this investigation, Edward Kania, 66 years, of Midland has been charged with the following criminal code driving offences:

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was towed and impounded for 7 days as per the conditions of the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS). Accused was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on June 25, 2020

OPP officers always appreciate calls from the public to alert them of a possible impaired driver on the roadway as an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways by working with our community members.