A busy summer for Bruce Peninsula police

On August 16th, 2020 at 12:08 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a disturbance at a restaurant on Bruce Street in Hepworth.

A group of young adults, who were at the restaurant, were confronted by two older adults and they argued. The situation escalated to physical violence and one person was punched, resulting in minor injuries to the victim. The fight ended and the older males drove away from the restaurant. The licence plate was provided to police.

Police located and stopped this involved vehicle on Highway 10 in Grey Highlands, ON.

As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 41 year-old male from Scarborough with assault, section 266, Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused was released on an Undertaking and must appear in Ontario Court of Justice on October 27, 2020.

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On August 18, 2020 at 7:59 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a white southbound car for excessive speed on Highway 6, near Spry Road in Northern Bruce Peninsula.

The car was travelling over 130 kilometres per hour (km/h) in the posted 80 km/h speed limit.

Grey Bruce OPP have charged the driver, a 24 year-old male from North York with stunt driving – 50km/h or more over posted speed limit, contrary to section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

This driver was issued a Provincial Summons, a seven day driver’s licence suspension and this vehicle was towed and will be impounded for seven days.

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On August 14, 2020 at 11:09 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint involving a possible impaired driver that had just left a campground in the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula.

Police patrolled the area, located and stopped this vehicle on Highway 6, near Cameron Lake Road. The driver was displaying signs of impairment, was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and was transported to the Grey Bruce OPP detachment in Wiarton. A breath test, conducted by a qualified Intoxilyzer operator at the detachment, recorded readings nearly twice the legal limit (80 mgs of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood).

As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 31 year-old male from Sarnia with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC) and operation while impaired with blood alcohol concentration 80 mgs or more, section 320.14(1)(b) CC.

The accused’s driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was towed and  impounded for seven days.

The accused was released on an Undertaking and is required to attend Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on October 22, 2020.