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With three children in the vehicle, Midland driver facing impaired charge after traffic complaint

All three children in the vehicle were under the age of 8
2021-05-20 OPP cruiser
Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint regarding a possible impaired driver in the area of County Road 90 near George Johnson Road. The vehicle was located on Highway 26 at approximately 8:57 p.m., and the driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Three child passengers were in the vehicle at the time, all under the age of 8.

A 33-year-old male from Midland, Ont. was arrested and charged with:

  • Operation while impaired-alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired-blood alcohol concentration-80 plus
  • Dangerous operation

The accused had their driver's licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for 7 days.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on August 31, 2021.

The Huronia West OPP reminds motorists to plan ahead when consuming alcohol. Use a designated driver, cab, public transit, or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements.

The OPP is committed to public safety and encourages anyone who suspects an impaired driver to call 911 immediately.