(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) - On July 11, 2020 at 8:30 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a southbound blue car for excessive speeding on Highway 6, near Limberlost Road, in South Bruce Peninsula. This vehicle was travelling over 175 kilometres per hour (km/h), more than twice the posted speed limit of 80 km/h.
While Officers were speaking with the driver, the accused 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 was over twice the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged Mayson CARSON, 60 years-of-age, from Sarnia, ON with the following offences:
operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
operation of a motor vehicle while impaired - blood alcohol concentration over 80, section 320.14(1)(b) CC
race a motor vehicle - 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit, section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act
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 an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on September 17, 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.