ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
Several calls from community members resulted in officers from the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responding at 11:06 a.m. March 30 to reports of a possible impaired driver being involved in a crash at the intersection of Eighth and Hugel streets, and also at Eighth and Yonge streets in Midland.
The officers located a suspect vehicle on Norene Street and upon speaking with the driver entered into an impaired driving investigation.
As a result of this investigation, Stevie Hook, 30, of Midland has been charged with operation while impaired (alcohol and drugs), dangerous operation, and fail to remain.
Later in the day at 11:09 p.m., officers responded to a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Highway 12 and Talbot Street in Tay Township. Investigators spoke with the lone occupant of the involved vehicle and entered into an impaired driving investigation.
As a result, Courtney Cunningham, 32, of Tay Township has been charged with operation while impaired (alcohol) and operation while impaired (blood alcohol concentration 80 plus).
Both accused persons were released from custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on April 14 and also face a driver’s licence suspension of 90 days and their vehicles were towed and impounded for seven days as per the Ministry of Transportation 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.