ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
OPP officers always appreciate information about possible impaired drivers and this past weekend was no different. Officers from the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police received information from the public of two possible impaired drivers as follows.
On Jan. 16, 2022 at 8:32 p.m. officers attended the area of the Mountainview Plaza and the Huronia Mall on Simcoe County Road 93, Midland to observe for a possible impaired driver which was located in the Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot.
After a drinking and driving investigation was completed, the driver Ryan Stevenson, 19 years old of Innisfil, was charged with Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) and further with Operation while impaired - alcohol contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
On Jan. 14, 2022 at 5:51 p.m. responded to several driving complaints involving a green Dodge pick-up on Robert Street East, Penetanguishene which resulted in the suspect vehicle being stopped on Maria Street. After an drinking and driving investigation, Joshua Green, 39 years old of Tiny Township, has been charged with Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) and further with Operation while impaired - alcohol contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
Both involved vehicles have been towed and impounded for seven days and the accused's drivers licences have suspended for 30 days as per the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines.
Both accused persons were released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on Jan. 27, 2022 on these charges.
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, please make a plan to get home safely.