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Kilworthy driver charged with being impaired

OPP received a traffic complaint about a vehicle in the area of Highway 12 in Severn Township
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The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged a female driver with impaired operation related charges.

On November 18th, 2023, at about 6:10 p.m., officers from Orillia OPP responded to traffic complaint in the area of Highway 12 in Severn Township heading towards the City of Orillia. Officers patrolled the area and located a vehicle matching the description and were led to an impaired operation driving investigation.

As a result, Emily Arseneau, 20-year-old, from Kilworthy has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired-alcohol contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Novice driver - BAC above zero contrary to section 44.1(3) of the Highway Traffic Act
  • Young driver - BAC above zero contrary to section 44.1(5) of the Highway Traffic Act

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia, to answer to the charges at a later date in November 2023. As a result of these charges, her driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days, and vehicle impounded for a period of 7 days.

Members of Orillia OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you suspect someone is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol call 9-1-1. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or