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Police target noisy exhaust systems, lay charges in Midland

Police charge two drivers in separate incidents
OPP car

Officers of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP detachment have been recently taking an enforcement stance on vehicles with noisy exhaust systems, which has resulted in some interesting charges being issued.

An OPP officer stopped a GMC pickup truck on Galloway Boulevard in Midland near 9:52 p.m. May 5 while on patrol for a traffic violation. The stop and ensuing investigation of the driver and vehicle resulted in the following Provincial Offences Court Notices for May 19 being served to a 19-year-old male of Penetanguishene.

  • No muffler — motor vehicle
  • Drive with headlamp coated
  • Defective brakes
  • Novice driver — BAC above zero
  • Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle
  • Owner, operating vehicle — missing emission control equipment
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance

On May 4 at 1:35 a.m., an OPP officer on patrol on Fuller Avenue in Midland stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. As a result of this roadside investigation, a 40-year-old male of Elk Lake was served a notice to appear before the Provincial Offences Court for driving while under suspension contrary to the Highway traffic Act.

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.