(MEAFORD, ON) - On July 15, 2020 at 8:35 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision, involving a stolen motor vehicle on Grey Road 15, north of Leith, in the Municipality of Meaford, ON.
The driver was operating a blue van on Grey Road 15 in a dangerous manner, aggressively passing several vehicles. The driver lost control of this van, entered the east ditch and collided with several road signs. They continued driving in the ditch, eventually launching the vehicle off of an incline at a private driveway. The vehicle flipped in the air, landing on the roof, causing extensive damage to the van.
The driver was arrested and transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. This vehicle had been reported stolen, out of Owen Sound, earlier in the day.
As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged Jonathan CRONK, 23 years-of-age, from Georgian Bluffs, ON with the following offences:
operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol and drugs, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code, section 320.18(1)(a) CC
dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, section 320.13(1) CC
possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, section 355(b) CC
fail to comply with a probation order, section 733.1(1) CC
The accused was released on an Appearance Notice and is required to appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on October 1, 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.