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Orillia OPP bombarded with 220 calls over New Year's

Calls included noise complaints, alarms, 911 hang-ups, domestic/family disputes, Liquor Licence Act complaints, mischief complaints, crashes and possible impaired drivers
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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On New Year's Eve to New Year's Day the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were kept busy answering approximately 220 calls for service.

Police responded to calls received from Severn Township, Ramara Township, Oro-Medonte and the City of Orillia. The time frame is from Tuesday Dec. 31, 2019 at 6 p.m. until Thursday Jan. 2, 2020 at 6 a.m.

There were various calls for service consisting of noise complaints, alarms, 911 hang-ups, domestic/family disputes, Liquor Licence Act complaints, mischief complaints, numerous motor vehicle collisions and possible impaired drivers.

 On Jan. 01, 2020 approximately 10:45 a.m. members of the Central Region Traffic Management Unit received a call for a possible impaired driver. Police observed the vehicle on Horseshoe Valley Road and conducted a traffic stop.

After an investigation the driver, 53-year-old Lionel Norton of Christian Island First Nation was arrested and charged with impaired driving offences. 

The accused was released on an undertaking with a court date of Jan. 14, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia.

Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities.

Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at: www.crimestopperssdm.com or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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