(GREY HIGHLANDS, ON) - On August 16, 2019 at 7:54 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a (grey) Sport Utility Vehicle travelling on Highway 10, south of Markdale, at an excessively high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped and the officer observed signs of alcohol consumption. The driver was read a breath demand for an approved roadside screening device. The breath result received from the driver registered as "F" for fail, indicating a concentration greater than of 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The driver was arrested and transported to Grey Bruce OPP detachment in Markdale.
34 year old, Christopher HABIB of Southampton has been charged with the following offences:
Operation of motor vehicle while impaired - blood alcohol concentration over 80, section 320.14(1)(b) Criminal Code of Canada
Race a motor vehicle - Excessive Speed, section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act
The involved vehicle was impounded for 7 days following the stunt driving charge and the accused's driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days as a result of the over 80 charge.
The accused has been released on a Promise to Appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on September 5, 2019.
Anyone with information on this investigation can call Grey Bruce OPP at 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.