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Local man faces impaired charges after morning traffic stop

Oro-Medonte man, 27, nabbed after officer observed a traffic violation in the west end of Orillia
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The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested and charged a male with impaired driving after a routine, early morning, traffic stop in the City of Orillia.

On Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 8 a.m. an Orillia OPP officer was on patrol in the west end of Orillia. The officer observed a traffic violation and proceeded to stop the vehicle. After talking with the male driver, the officer was given cause to conduct an impaired driving investigation. 

As a result, Mathew Crawford, age 27 of Oro-Medonte, has been charged with Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus), contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal code and other Highway Traffic Act Offences.

The accused was released on a Form 10 Undertaking and is set to appear on August 25, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.

The OPP is reminding motorists that alcohol can remain in your body for several hours after consumption and nothing that you do, including sleep or drinking coffee, will speed up your body's process of eliminating the alcohol. No amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving.

The Orillia OPP are committed to serving our province by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.