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Ride checks result in charges

December 26, 2016
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On December 22, 2016 at 6:57 p.m., Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were conducting a ride check on Sauble Falls Parkway near South Oliphant Road, in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.

Police observed the driver of a Mazda 3, driving towards the ride check appearing as though they were not going to stop. Officers waved their arms and motioned to the driver to stop the vehicle. The vehicle came to an abrupt stop. Police spoke to the driver and found the driver to have been drinking alcohol.  The driver was arrested and transported to the Bruce Peninsula OPP Detachment for further testing.

A 40-year-old female, from South Bruce Peninsula, has been charged with impaired operation of motor vehicle and over 80 milligrams. She is scheduled to appear before the Owen Sound Court of Justice on January 5, 2017 to answer to the charges.

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At the same ride check on Sauble Falls Parkway and South Oliphant Road, in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula, Police observed a 2003 Nissan Maxima enter the ride check with an expired validation sticker.

Police Investigation revealed the driver was not licenced and did not have vehicle insurance. A 29 year old male driver, from South Bruce Peninsula, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle with no licence, under the Highway Traffic Act. He was also charged with operate a motor vehicle without insurance, under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act. His vehicle was subsequently towed as a result of the charges.

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On December 23, 2016 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were conducting a R.I.D.E. check (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) on Queen Street East and Stone School Road, in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.

The driver of a 2017 Mitsubishi was observed turning their vehicle around to avoid the R.I.D.E. check. Officer’s stopped the vehicle which contained an underage driver and two underage passengers. Officers observed several containers of alcohol, which was seized. A 17-year-old passenger from Owen Sound was charged with person under 19 years having liquor contrary to the Ontario Liquor Licence Act.

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Charges have yet to be proven in Court

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