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Midland Man Tagged for Stunt Driving on County Road 93

A 29 year old Midland man is learning about the recently increased drivers licence suspension and vehicle impoundment costs along with licence reinstatement fees costs of the MOMS Act legislation after being clocked at 160 km/hr in an 60 km/hr zone. The vehicle was northbound from the new roundabout on Simcoe County Road 93 at 9:06 p.m. November 13, 2021 when it was observed and stopped as it entered the Town of Penetanguishene without incident. The officer after conducting a roadside investigation into the driver and vehicle’s particulars had the involved vehicle impounded for 14 days and the drivers licence suspended for 30 days as per the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines. The driver also faces the following related offences.

  • Race a motor vehicle – Excessive Speed
  • Race a motor vehicle-Stunt
  • Use plate not authorized for vehicle

Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act

And a further charge of

  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance

Contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act

The accused was released at the scene and will be appearing before the Provincial Court on January 13,2022 on these charges.

Educating the public about safe driving practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired driver or operator please “Make the Call” and dial 911 and help prevent a

crash.

 

OPP Investigating Overnight Fatal Crash on Highway 93

At 10:40 p.m. November 12, 2021 an officer from Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police  (OPP) while on patrol came upon a serious two vehicle head on crash at the intersection of Highway 93 and Ebenezer Side Road, Tiny Township. County of Simcoe Paramedic Services and Tiny Fire Services were dispatched and located both lone male drivers of the involved vehicles at the scene, one being a Ford F350 pick up truck, the second a Nissan Versa.

The 40 year old male driver of the pick up truck was transported to hospital for treatment, later to be released and the 59 year old male driver of the Nissan was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Members of the OPP Central Region Technical Traffic Investigation (TTCI) Unit attended the scene and are assisting investigators into the cause of the crash. Simcoe County Road 93 was closed for investigative purposes from 10:40 p.m. November 12, 2021 until 4:21 a.m. November 13, 2021.

 

Members of the Huronia West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision this morning in Springwater Township. OPP were called to the area of Crossland Road and County Road 92 just after 8:00 am this morning after receiving information that a vehicle had left the roadway and rolled over. Officers located the vehicle and apprehended the driver.

Joshua COOPER (age 25) of Barrie, was arrested and charged with:

– Operation while impaired-blood alcohol concentration-80 plus

The accused had their driver’s license suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Collingwood on December 7, 2021.

The Huronia West OPP reminds motorists to plan ahead when consuming alcohol. Use a designated driver, cab, public transit, or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements.

 

Marine officers from the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police  (OPP) responded at 3:28 p.m. November 10, 2021 to a report by a Tiny Township resident of a vessel fire off the west side of Beausoleil Island south of Gin Rocks. Officers attended the scene at 3:40 p.m. and with the assistance of a private vessel already on scene, transported the lone male occupant of the vessel to the Midland Town dock. The operator had been in the water for a period of time prior to the arrival of rescuers after abandoning the fiery ship. He was triaged and transported to an area hospital for observation by awaiting County of Simcoe Paramedic Services.

The 30’ plus powerboat is mostly submerged and is currently being removed by a marine salvage service. Vessel operators are reminded that water temperatures are significantly colder now and should have survival equipment that matches the current and upcoming cooler temperatures. For more information please view the following link- http://www.coldwaterbootcamp.com/pages/home.html

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