Bruce Peninsula OPP News: Officers Kept Busy Keeping Stunt Drivers Off The Road

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Media Release

(GREY BRUCE, ON) – Four individuals are facing charges over the weekend for exceeding the speed limit and being stopped for stunt driving.

On May 31, 2024, at 8:55 p.m., the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a traffic complaint of a vehicle passing unsafely and exceeding the speed limit. The vehicle was located on Bruce Road 10 in South Bruce Peninsula. The officer observed a motor vehicle travelling 158km/hr in a 70 zone. A 21-year-old from Concord was charged with, drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed and pass – roadway not clear – approaching traffic.

On June 1, 2024, at 8:45 p.m., the Grey Bruce OPP were patrolling Highway 6 in Northern Bruce Peninsula when they observed a motor vehicle travelling at 141 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone. A 44-year-old from Brampton was charged with drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed.

On June 2, 2024, at 4:52 p.m., the Grey Bruce OPP were patrolling Highway 6 in South Bruce Peninsula when they observed a motor vehicle travelling at 142 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone. The officer noticed that the driver had the eye glass condition (condition X) on their licence and the driver was not wearing any glasses. A 33-year-old from Mississauga was charged with drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed and drive motor vehicle in contravention with conditions.

On June 2, 2024, at 5:50 p.m., the Grey Bruce OPP were patrolling Highway 6 in South Bruce Peninsula when they observed a motor vehicle travelling at 137km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone. A 29-year-old from Brantford was charged with, drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed.

Drivers and other road users can significantly contribute to safer roads by avoiding taking unnecessary risks and complying with all traffic laws.

PADDLEBOARD OPERATOR FACING CHARGE

(NORTHER BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – One individual is facing charges after the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marine Unit stopped the vessel for no flotation device.

On June 1, 2024, at 1:35 p.m., the Grey Bruce OPP Marine Unit was patrolling Miller Lake in Northern Bruce Peninsula for vessel safety. The officers observed a paddleboarder without proper lifesaving equipment or other required equipment.

As a result, an 18-year-old individual from Walkerton was charged under the Canadian Shipping Act 2001, Small Vessel Regulations for, operating human-powered pleasure craft without prescribed life-saving appliances on board.

This is a reminder to all vessel operators that if you are out on the water to ensure you have the proper life saving appliances (Personal Flotation Device/Lifejackets) on board as per the requirements as per Transport Canada. A human powered pleasure craft is defined as a watercraft that are not fitted with a motor. These include but are not limited to kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and rowboats. For more information on safety equipment requirements for your vessel see the Transport Canada website Transport Canada / Transports Canada.

No one expects to head out on the water and expects tragedy to happen. Lets all do our best to make this summer a safe one on Ontario waters.

CANADA ROAD SAFETY WEEK AND LONG WEEKEND RESULTS

(GREY BRUCE, ON) – Members of the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are recently took part in the annual Canada Road Safety Week which took place from May 14, 2024, to May 20, 2024. The campaign is aimed to reduce collisions by focusing on impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving and seatbelt use. The campaign included increased enforcement and public awareness.

South Bruce Peninsula and Northern Bruce Peninsula drivers saw aerial enforcement throughout the long weekend. Aerial patrol issued seven charges in total including:

-4 Speeding

-2 Unsafe Passing

-1 Seatbelt Charge

Over the course of the seven-day campaign a total of 223 charges were issued by Grey Bruce County OPP officers including:

-127 Speeding

-16 Seatbelt Charges

-1 Distracted Driving

-6 Stunt/Racing

-5 Impaired Driving (Criminal Code)

The remainder of charges fall under the Highway Traffic Act, Liquor Licence Act, Automobile Insurance Act and Canada Shipping Act.

OPP officers will continue to focus throughout the summer on the “Big Four” factors in serious and fatal collisions: aggressive driving, inattentive driving, impaired driving, and lack of occupant restraints. This includes the major highways and all other roads.

The OPP would like to remind road users that officers are committed to traffic safety enforcement and education year-round. This dedication promotes safe driving habits, making our roads safer for everyone. 

BREAK AND ENTER AT A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are seeking assistance from the public in solving a break and enter at a business on Sauble Falls Parkway.

On May 24, 2024, at 8:38 a.m., the Grey Bruce OPP responded to a break and enter that occurred between May 23, 2024, at 5:00 p.m., and May 24, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. It is believed that the suspects entered the area by all terrain vehicle (ATV) through the bush and broke into two buildings. The Grey Bruce OPP recovered most of the stolen items which were located up the roadway. Unrecovered items are a computer hard drive and internet virtual private network (VPN).

The Grey Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 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 $2000. 

MISCHIEF OCCURRED TO VEHICLE OUTSIDE LOCAL BUSINESS

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is seeking the public assistance in solving a mischief that occurred at a business on Southampton Parkway in South Bruce Peninsula.

On May 23, 2024, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the owner of a motor vehicle entered a business on Southampton Parkway in Sauble Beach. The owner exited the business at approximately 11:30 p.m. and observed their motor vehicle had damage consistent with being keyed and a broken side mirror to the passenger side of the vehicle.

The Grey Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 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 $2000.