Upon speaking with the male driver believed to be at fault, the officers entered into a drinking and driving investigationNEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched at 6:23 p.m. on June 10, 2018 to a report of a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of King and Yonge Streets in Midland.
Investigators attended and spoke with the involved drivers to learn of their involvement in the crash for the collision report. Upon speaking with the male driver believed to be at fault, the officers entered into a drinking and driving investigation and transported him to Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment.
As a result of the investigation the male driver, William M. Copegog, 55 years of Tiny Township, was charged with the following offences in relation to the collision investigation.
- Careless driving contrary to section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario
- Drive motor vehicle on a highway while using a hand-held wireless communication device contrary to section 78.1 (1) of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario
- Fail to have insurance card contrary to section 3 (1) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act of Ontario
- Novice driver – B.A.C. above zero contrary to section 44.1 (3) of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario
He will appear before the Ontario Provincial Offences Court in Penetanguishene at a future date in relation to these charges.His drivers licence was also suspended for three days under the administrative drivers licence suspension (ADLS) program for registering over 50 mg on the Intoxilyzer at the detachment.
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