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Tiny Township school bus driver charged with impaired

Driver of unoccupied bus had open liquor when he was arrested
remains found opp cruiser

Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were alerted by numerous community members of an area school bus driver who may be consuming alcoholic beverages while operating the school bus.

Officers were able to locate and stop the suspect school bus which was occupied by a lone driver on Concession 15 of Tiny Township and entered into a roadside drinking and driving investigation.

As a result of this investigation, Michael Binseel, 59, of Tiny Township lost his driving privileges for three days and was imposed a $198 administrative monetary penalty under the administrative drivers licence suspension (ADLS) as a result of the approved roadside screening device test.

He was further issued a provincial offences notice for the offence of driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor contrary to section 32 (1) of the Liquor Licence Act.

The unoccupied school bus was removed from the scene by the school bus company.

Detachment members wish to thank those community minded individuals who called in to report their observations to help remove a potential hazard from our area roadways.

Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways and waterways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.