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OPP Marine Unit nabs alleged impaired driver on Highway 12

Police say the two officers were heading to a different call for service when they observed a vehicle driving erratically on Highway 12
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File photo supplied by the Ontario Provincial Police

Two members of the marine unit attached to the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) while eastbound on Highway 12 at Rumney Road at 3:29 p.m. May 14, 2021 with their patrol vessel in tow, came upon a vehicle being driven erratically.

Although the officers were heading to a call for service, in the interest of public safety they were able to stop the vehicle and entered into a drinking and driving investigation resulting in the driver, Ryan Pilon, 31 years, of Midland being charged with the following offences:

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

The accused was released from custody on an recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on May 27, 2021. The accused was also served a 90 day drivers licence suspension as well as the vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days in keeping with the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidlines.

Educating the public about safe driving practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired driver or operator please "Make the Call" and dial 911 and help prevent a crash.