Bruce Peninsula O.P.P. Report: Canada Road Safety Week Results for Grey Bruce O.P.P.

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Media Release

 (GREY BRUCE COUNTY, ON) – All available members of the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) took part in the Canada Road Safety Week campaign that ran from May 17, 2022, to May 23, 2022. This traffic safety initiative primarily targeted the “Big 4” causal factors in serious collisions on OPP patrolled roadways; Impaired Driving, Distracted Driving, Aggressive Driving and Fail to wear a Seatbelt.

Grey Bruce OPP officers laid 125 charges during the weeklong initiative including:

-100 speeding charges,

-10 stunt driving charge,

-3 careless driving charges,

-3 fail to properly wear seatbelt charges

-1 distracted driving charge

-8 motorists were charged with impaired driving.

“Given the substantial increase in visitors to the area over the May 24th Long Weekend it was great to see that the vast majority of those travelling through the Grey Bruce OPP detachment area were doing so in a responsible and sensible manner. What is troubling to see, is that our officers had to take eight impaired drivers off our roadways. Those are eight drivers that could have potentially taken lives by making the decision to drive while their ability to do so was impaired. The campaign may have ended, but our officers will continue to work tirelessly towards ensuring that the roadways in Grey Bruce are among the safest in the province” – Acting Staff Sergeant Darryl Porterfield, Grey Bruce OPP.

The motoring public is encouraged to adopt and maintain safe road behaviors that align with this year’s campaign theme “Safer You. Safer Me”. The theme serves to emphasize that the decisions drivers make not only affect them, but also their passengers, other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Driver Facing Impaired Charges After Traffic COMPLAINT

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) On May 9, 2022, at 12:28 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an erratic driver on George Street in the Town of Wiarton.

While on route, an OPP officer spotted the motor vehicle, and initiated a traffic stop. The officer spoke to the driver and determined that they had been consuming alcohol. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to a local OPP detachment where further testing was administered.

The Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 31 year old from Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation with the following offences:

· Operation while impaired

· Failure or refusal to comply with demand

The accused was released and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound at a later date.

OPP RECORD CHECKS MOVING ONLINE AS OF JUNE 13 – New process is quick, easy and secure

(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is moving record checks online as of June 13, 2022. The new process will allow those living in OPP-policed communities to submit requests for police record checks at opp.ca/recordchecks.

The online application process will allow members of the public to apply quickly, easily and securely for:

-Criminal Record Check (CRC)

-Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)

-Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)

-OPP Non-Parent Custody Check (LE213)

Payment will be collected electronically as part of the online application process, with results delivered directly to the applicant through a secure portal link.

The fees for record checks remain unchanged:

• Record checks: $41.00 

• Fingerprints: $90.00

• Volunteer checks: free

Additional information will be available for the public at opp.ca/recordchecks as of June 13, 2022.

“On average, the OPP completes 140,000 police record checks every year. We are so pleased to launch the new online system, which will significantly streamline the application process for both our members and the public. Moving police record checks online allows the OPP to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of the communities we serve.”

-Deputy Commissioner Chris Harkins, Field Operations

CHARGES LAID FOLLOWING DOMESTIC ALTERCATION

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) On May 6, 2022, at 4:33 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an altercation in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.

Police arrived on scene and placed an individual under arrest. 

The Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 35-year-old female from South Bruce Peninsula with assault.

The accused was released and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound at a later date.

Victims of domestic violence are not alone. If you, or someone you know, is in need of support, there are local resources available to help. One organization you can contact is Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth at 1-866-376-9852

If you are in immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.