(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) - On July 14, 2020 at 11:25 a.m. a Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer approached the driver of a grey sport utility vehicle (suv) in the Wiarton detachment public area parking lot. The officer detected a strong odour of Cannabis emanating from this vehicle and approached and spoke with the driver about this smell. The driver became very agitated, refused to identify themselves and sped out of the parking lot.
An officer located this vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 6 and activated their cruiser emergency lights. The driver failed to stop for police and continued driving at a high rate of speed.
Officers located the involved vehicle a short time later parked on Lakeshore Boulevard in Sauble Beach, ON. The driver was arrested without further incident. The vehicle was searched and a small quantity of Cannabis was located inside the vehicle.
As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged Mustafa KHEDRI, 30 years-of-age, from South Bruce Peninsula, ON with the following offences:
Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, section 320.13(1) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
Flight from peace officer, section 320.17 CC
Drive vehicle with Cannabis readily available, section 12(1) Cannabis Control Act
Driver fail to surrender licence, section 33(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
Drive motor vehicle - no licence, section 32(1), HTA
Race a motor vehicle - stunt, section 172(1) HTA
Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle, section 7(5)(a) HTA
Fail to surrender insurance card, section 3(1) Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
This driver was issued a 7 day drivers licence suspension and the involved vehicle was impounded for 7 days.
The accused was released on an Undertaking and will appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound, Ontario on September 24, 2020.
Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, 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 $2,000.