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Vehicle crashes into parked car in Tay Township driveway

Driver faces drunk driving charges. 17-year-old driver driving over 160 km/h in 80 zone in separate incident, say police
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File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police

MIDLAND, ON - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded at 11:44 p.m. Aug. 9, 2020, to a report of a vehicle crashing into a parked car at the caller's private driveway on Robins Point Road, Tay Township. Attending officers spoke with the driver of the vehicle that had been travelling on Robins Point Road when it left the roadway and struck the parked vehicle.

At this time the officers entered into a drinking and driving investigation and transported the driver to detachment for further investigation.

As a result of this investigation, a 37-year-old Midland woman has been charged with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada,

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

The accused driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days as per the conditions of the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS). Accused was released from police custody on an undertaking to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on October 22, 2020.

Speedy on Highway 12

On Aug. 9, 2020, at 8:35 p.m. an OPP officer conducting speed enforcement on Highway 12 Tay Township near Caswell's Beach Road was able to stop a motor vehicle for speeding in excess of 160 km/hr in the posted 80 km/hr zone.

A 17-year-old driver now faces a date before the Ontario Provincial Offences Court in Penetanguishene at a future date along with a seven-day licence suspension with significant Ministry of Transportation administrative re-licensing fees and seven-day vehicle impound with storage fees.

OPP officers always appreciate the assistance of the public in the interest of public safety who help remove impaired drivers who present a clear danger to others on the roadway. OPP officers remind drivers that they will be taking all precautions available during this time to protect themselves and others while conducting investigations either at the roadside or at the detachment.