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Impaired driving investigation leads to drug charge for Midland man

Officers seized $8,550 in Canadian currency and a quantity of liquid opiate
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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MIDLAND - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to two traffic incidents on Dec. 19, 2019 resulting in impaired driving charges for two drivers of Midland.

OPP officers were dispatched at 10:49 p.m. to a report of a vehicle in the ditch at the intersection of Fuller and Midland Point Road in the Town of Midland. Upon speaking with the lone driver, scene investigators transported the driver to detachment for an impaired by drug investigation by an OPP Drug Recognition officer (DRE). Other officers at the scene entered into a Controlled Drug and Substances Act investigation making a seizure from the crashed vehicle of $8,550 in Canadian currency and a quantity of liquid opiate.

As a result of these two investigations Kyle Anthony Gonsalves, 26 years of Midland, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada, and further
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking - other drugs contrary to the Controlled Drug and Substances Act

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days and the accused's driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days under the conditions of the administrative drivers licence suspension (ADLS). The accused was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Jan. 9, 2020.

OPP officers responded to report of a possible impaired driver in the area of Jones Road and Heritage Drive in the Town of Midland on Dec. 19, 2019 at 10:20 a.m. Officers located a vehicle matching the description in that area, and upon speaking with the driver did enter an drinking and driving investigation.

As a result of this investigation Ryan Haapala, 47 years of Midland, has been charged with the following offence:

  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused was released from police custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Jan. 9, 2020. The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days and the accused's driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days under the conditions of the administrative drivers licence suspension (ADLS).

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

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