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OPP charge Pentaguishene e-bike driver with impaired

Officers responded to a report of a possible impaired driver on Main Street
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PENETANGUISHENE - Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on March 20, 2019 at 12:17 a.m. responded to a report of a possible impaired driver operating an e-bike on Main Street, Penetanguishene.

The lone male and his e-bike were located heading south on Main Street towards Simcoe County Road 93 when he was stopped by officers. The operator was spoken to at the scene and a drinking and driving investigation was commenced.

As a result of this investigation Derrick Wilson, 42 years, of Penetanguishene has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

His E-Bike was towed from the scene and impounded and his drivers license has been suspended for 90 days under the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS) program. He was released with a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on April 11, 2019.

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. Motorists are reminded to follow the Ministry of Transportation site Ontario 511 for information on road conditions and closures or @OPP_COMM_CR for road closures.