(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) - On July 11, 2020 at 2:23 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) check point on Fieldside Road, near Allenford Road in South Bruce Peninsula.
Officers observed a northbound motor vehicle that appeared to be avoiding this check point, so they initiated a traffic stop to check on the sobriety of the driver. The driver showed signs of impairment and failed the approved roadside screening device test. The driver was arrested for being impaired while operating a motor vehicle and transported to Grey Bruce OPP detachment in Wiarton for a breath test. The results of the breath test were over the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 16 year old G1 (novice) driver, from Allenford, with operation of motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC) and operation of motor vehicle while impaired - blood alcohol concentration over 80, section 320.14(1)(b) CC.
The accused had their drivers licence suspended for 90 days and the vehicle they were operating was towed and will be impounded for 7 days.
The accused has been released on a Youth Undertaking and is scheduled to appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound in September of 2020.
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.