Orillia OPP say an individual was arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer after they refused to identify themself while found consuming alcohol behind an Atherley Road business.
On Thursday, August 11, around 7:45 p.m., a store employee contacted police regarding three individuals consuming alcoholic beverages behind the business.
Police say one individual refused to provide their name and attempted to leave while officers were still investigating the incident.
The individual was arrested and – according to OPP – became aggressive, caused a disturbance, and assaulted an officer.
A 51-year-old Orillia man was charged with obstructing a peace officer, assault with intent to resist arrest, and causing a disturbance.
The accused was released on an undertaking and will appear in Orillia court at the start of October.
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