Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to thank those motorists who helped out this past long weekend and called in traffic complaints of drivers who were operating their vehicles in a careless and dangerous manner.
Over the long weekend OPP officers charged 59 drivers with speeding on Highway 6 on the Peninsula. 8 more drivers were charged with stunt driving – 50 kilometres per hour (km/h) or more over the posted speed limit. The speeds of the offenders ranged from 143 km/h to 171 km/h in a posted 80 km/h speed limit zone. The driver’s licences and vehicles were taken from them for 7 days and they received a court date to answer to the charge.
“Grey Bruce officers will continue to enforce the Highway Traffic Act in efforts of keeping Highway 6 safe. The ongoing disregard for the speed limit by some drivers is unacceptable. We have zero tolerance for these types of drivers and will charge them accordingly, and when applicable, remove them and their vehicles from the road.” said Grey Bruce OPP Detachment Commander – Inspector, Martin Murray
If you witness a careless or dangerous driver on the road dial 911 and report it.
OPP STOP DRIVER FOR HTA VIOLATIONS, RESULTS IN NUMEROUS CHARGES
(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On June 25, 2019 at 7:50 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were patrolling the town of Wiarton, South Bruce Peninsula when an officer observed the driver of a (silver) van commit multiple Highway Traffic Act (HTA) violations, while following the vehicle.
Police stopped the vehicle and the male driver failed to produce a driver’s licence as well as the necessary documents for the vehicle. Police learned that the driver was currently suspended from driving a motor vehicle. The officer arrested the driver, who actively resisted police, for driving while suspended.
Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 31 year old South Bruce Peninsula male with the following:
-Three counts of Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Prohibited, section 320.18 Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
-Two counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order, section 733.1(1) CC
-Resist Peace Officer, section 129 CC
-Driving a motor vehicle while under suspension, section 53(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
-Two counts Disobey stop sign – fail to stop, section 136(1)(a) HTA
-Driver – fail to properly wear seat belt, section 106(2) HTA
-Litter highway, section 180 HTA
-Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle, section 7(5)(a) HTA
-Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor, section 32(1) Liquor Licence Act
-Fail to surrender insurance card, section 3(1) Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
The accused was released on a Promise to Appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on July 18, 2019.
MALE CHARGED MULTIPLE OFFENCES INCLUDING DRUG TRAFFICKING
Arrested with over 65g of Crystal Meth, Alarming find for Police
(NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On June 24, 2109 at 9:26 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called for a physical altercation at an address at Highway 6, Northern Bruce Peninsula. OPP officers attended the scene and found a male in an agitated state and would not cooperative with police. The male was arrested and during the investigation police formed reasonable and probable grounds that the arrested male had assaulted a second person at the scene.
As a result of the arrest police conducted a search and located over 65 grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia.
Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 22 year old Northern Bruce Peninsula male with the following charges:
-Assault, section 266 Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
-Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Methamphetamine, section 4(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA)
-Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking, section 5(2) CDSA
-Fail to Comply with Probation Order, section 733.1(1) CC
The accused has been remanded into custody and will be before the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on June 26, 2019.
Grey Bruce OPP are requesting anyone with information on the investigation to call police, 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.