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Published May 19, 2024

Alleged impaired driver ditches pickup truck after crash, found in taxi: OPP

OPP seeking witnesses to vehicle rollover on Crossland Road

A 31-year-old man from Midhurst was arrested after Southern Georgian Bay OPP found him in a taxi following a single-vehicle crash in Tiny Township.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, officers arrived on scene of a crash on Balm Beach Road West in Tiny Township and located a pickuptruck in the north ditch with significant damage. The vehicle had knocked over a hydro pole, causing the wires to drop to the ground. Police checked the vehicle and searched the surrounding area but were unable to find any occupants.

"Further investigation led officers to locate the suspected driver of the pickup one hour later, inside a taxi cab, on Concession 9 of Tiny Township," police said in a news release on Sunday.

Police noticed the smell of alcohol on the suspects breath and he was taken to the detachment to provide a breath sample.

The suspect was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired
  • Operation While Over 80 Milligrams
  • Dangerous Driving
  • Fail to Remain

The accused was released with a court date in Midland on May 30, 2024.

His driver's licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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