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Midland e-bike operator faces multiple charges

Police determined the vehicle did not fit the definition of an e-bike
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MIDLAND - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) while conducting traffic patrol recently encountered the following circumstances.

1) On Dec. 17, 2019 at 4:09 p.m. an OPP officer stopped an e-bike on Wellington Street in the Town of Midland after the officer observed the bike did not fit the definition of an e-bike. The officer upon speaking with the operator learned that that the operator was a suspended driver.

Kyle Senator, 19 years of Midland, has been charged with the following:

  • Drive under suspension
  • Fail to surrender permit
  • Drive motor vehicle - no plates

contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

  • Operate a motor vehicle without Insurance

contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act

The accused was summoned to appear before the Ontario Provincial Offences court in Penetanguishene on Feb. 6, 2020

2) An OPP officer on patrol conducted a vehicle stop after observing a traffic violation on Highway 12 in Tay Township at 3:27 p.m. Dec. 17, 2019 and upon speaking with the driver it was learned that the driver was under suspension. The officer also located a number of open containers of alcoholic beverages in the vehicle and seized those items.

Charged is Timothy Lewis, 32 years of Barrie, with

  • Drive under suspension contrary to the HIghway Traffic Act

Who will appear before the Ontario Provincial Offences court in Penetanguishene on Feb. 6, 2020.

A 25-year-old male passenger of Wasaga Beach was also charged with having liquor in open container in other than licenced premises, residence or private place contrary to the Liquor Licence Act.

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.