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Tay teen faces slew of charges after complaint from citizen

The 18-year-old was charged with stunt driving, speeding, impaired driving, driving with liquor available and other charges, say OPP
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In the early hours of April 2, 2022 officers from the  Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were patrolling the area of Heritage Drive and Jones Road, Midland after receiving a driving complaint from the community involving a pick up truck. At 1:35 a.m. officers noted the speed of an eastbound pick up truck on Heritage Drive, made the stop and spoke with the driver entering into an impaired driver investigation.

The investigation has resulted in Robert Belanger-Stanich, 18, of Tay Township being charged with the following offences.

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

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

  • Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available

Contrary to the Liquor Licence Control Act

  • Race a motor vehicle-Stunt
  • Speeding 50+ Km/h over posted limit
  • Novice driver - B.A.C. above zero

Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

The accused was released from custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice  on April 21, 2022 and also faces a driver's licence suspension of 90 days and the vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days as per the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines.

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.