An OPP officer faces drunk driving charges after a vehicle stop on Highway 12 Friday.
On Friday, March 3, at approximately 10:40 p.m., an officer from the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a motor vehicle travelling westbound on Highway 12 at a speed in excess of the posted speed limit.
The motor vehicle was stopped and the driver, who exhibited signs of impairment, was arrested.
As a result of the investigation that followed, an off-duty member of the OPP has been charged with the following offences:
- Drive While Ability Impaired
- Driving with More than 80mgs of Alcohol in Blood.
Provincial Constable Trent Bierworth, who is currently assigned to Central Region Headquarters and is a 14-year member of the OPP, is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Midland on Thursday, March 16.
This is the second off-duty OPP officer criminally charged this month. On March 2 the OPP Professional Standards Bureau announced an Georgian Bay OPP officer was charged with assault causing body harm connected to an incident he was involved in while off duty.