SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) - On September 1, 2019 at 9:54 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a (grey) car travelling southbound on Highway 6 at a high rate of speed, south of Ferndale. The vehicle was travelling at a speed greater than 130 kilometres an hour (km/h) in a posted 80 km/h zone.
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 Wiarton.
23 year old, Taylor LAMONTAGNE of St. Catherines has been charged with the following offences:
Operation of motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
Operation of motor vehicle while impaired - blood alcohol concentration over 80, section 320.14(1)(b) CC
Race a motor vehicle - Excessive Speed, section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act
The accused has been released on a Promise to Appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on September 19, 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.