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Impaired driver crashes into police cruiser

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On May 23, 2021 at 9:56 pm, Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a motor vehicle that was travelling over 170 km/hr in a posted 80km/hr zone on Highway 10, south of Chatsworth in the Township of Chatsworth.

The involved vehicle stopped over a crest of a hill but then backed up and collided with a police cruiser. There were no injuries. The driver was arrested for impaired driving by drug and transported to a police station for assessment by a Drug Recognition Expert.

As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 22-year-old, from Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne Township with the following offences:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) 
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, section 320.13(1) CCC Failure or refusal to comply with demand, section 320.15(1) CCC 
  • Two counts of assault a peace officer, section 270(1)(a) CCC 
  • Assault a peace officer with a weapon, section 270.01(1)(a) CCC 

The accused must attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on July 08, 2021.


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