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Single-vehicle crash on Highway 400 results in impaired charge for driver

A Penetanguishene man was also charged with unauthorized possession of a weapon this weekend
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) during the April 11-14, 2019 period conducted 8 separate R.I.D.E. check stops on North Simcoe roadways during the same time period with none of the 300 drivers checked being charged for impaired driving at these check stops.

On April 13, 2019 at 4:31 p.m., officers responded to report from another motorist of a possible impaired driver heading toward the Midland area on Simcoe County Road 93. The suspect vehicle was located and stopped at Hugel Avenue Midland and upon officers speaking with the male driver an drinking and driving investigation was commenced resulting in Mike Zablonty, 30-years-old, of Penetanguishene being charged with;

  • Failure or refusal to comply with demand
  • Unauthorized Possession of Weapon

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

His vehicle 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 May 2 2019.

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On April 13, 2019 at 2:26 a.m. officers en route to a call for service came upon a unreported single vehicle crash in the south bound lanes of Highway 400 near Simcoe County Road 16 Tay Township. Officers located the male driver and upon speaking with him entered into a drinking and driving investigation resulting in Adam Paul Herd, 28-years-old of Haldimand County being charged with; 

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Failure or refusal to comply with demand

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

His vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded 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 25, 2019.

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On April 11, 2019 at 11:47 p.m. an officer conducting R.I.D.E. checks on Yonge Street at Shewfelt Crescent in Midland investigated a possible prohibited driver resulting in Jason Sauve, 29-years-old of Barrie being charged with;

  • Operation While Prohibited

Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

His vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded under the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS) program. He was released with a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland at a future date.

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.

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