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OPP CHARGE MALE FOR IMPAIRED

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On March 4, 2016 at 6:26 p.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police received a traffic complaint regarding a westbound vehicle on Highway 17 travelling at excessive speeds at over 50 kilometres over the posted speed limit, east of Blind River.
At 6:33 p.m. police observed the vehicle matching the description and initiated a traffic stop east of Blind River. While speaking with the driver police the police determined that the male driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages. A roadside test was demanded. The male refused to provide a breath sample. During the investigation, cannabia-marihuana was seized.

As a result of the investigation, Roger MILIA, 38 years of age, from Sault Ste. Marie, ON, was arrested and charged with:

  • Driving While Ability Impaired – Motor Vehicle (Alcohol), contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;
  • Fail or Refuse to Provide Sample, contrary to section 254(2) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance-Cannabis Marihuana, Under 30 grams (X4), contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs Substances Act;
  • Adult Fail to Comply with Recognizance (X5), contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code;
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 249(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;
  • Race Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act;
  • Drive with Window Coated-View Obstructed, contrary to section 73(2) of the Highway Traffic Act; and
  • Improper Muffler-Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 75(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.
    The accused was held for Bail Court and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River, on May 25, 2016.

SUSPENDED DRIVER CHARGED WITH DRUG OFFENCE

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On March 5, 2016 at 6:32 a.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police were on regular patrol duties on Causley Street in the town of Blind River. At 4:48 p.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle on Causley Street.

A traffic stop was initiated. The investigation revealed the driver was suspended and police and during a search of the vehicle plastic baggie containing cannabis marihuana was located.
As a result of the investigation, Darryl WINTERS, 51 years of age, from Edmonton, AB, was charged with:

  • Possession of a Schedule II Substance-Cannabis Marihuana, Under 30 grams, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs Substances Act; and
  • Driving Under Licence of Other Jurisdiction While Suspended in Ontario (X2), contrary to section 36 of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is schedule to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River, on April 27, 2016 and May 5, 2016.

OPP CHARGED MALE NO LICENCE

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On March 5, 2016 at 6:26 p.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police were on regular patrol duties in the town of Blind River. At 8:41p.m., police observed vehicle fail to stop for stop sign on Laborne Street.

A traffic stop was initiated. As a result of the investigation, Joseph BRAY, 29 years of age, from Iron Bridge, ON, was issued a provincial offence notice and charged with:

  • Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence, contrary to section 32(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

MALE CHARGED WITH UTTERING THREATS

(MISSISSAUGA FIRST NATION, ON) – On March 6, 2016 a male attended the East Algoma Ontario Police Detachment to report that he was threatened and spat at by a 45 year old male, while driving southbound on Village Road, Mississauga First Nation. The complainant also advised police that in February, the same male threw a full shovel of slush and ice at his vehicle causing damage to the vehicle.

The investigation was turned over to Mississauga First Nation Police Service and as a result, a 45 years old male, from Mississauga First Nation was charged with:

  • Uttering Threats-Cause Death or Bodily Harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code; and
  • Mischief Under $5000 (X2), contrary to section 430(4) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on May 5, 2016.

OPP CHARGE SPEEDER WITH IMPAIRED

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On March 8, 2016 at 4:20 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police were on regular patrol duties on Highway 17 near the town of Sowerby, where an officer was passed by an eastbound vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and driving dangerously. OPP also received several traffic complaints in regards to this same vehicle.

At 4:32 p.m., a traffic stop was initiated west of Blind River and the male driver was arrested. When speaking with the driver the police determined that the male driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages.

As a result of the investigation, Matthew GRAHAM, 28 years of age, from Sault Ste. Marie, ON was charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 249(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;
  • Driving While Ability Impaired-Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;
  • Driving with More Than 80 milligrams of Alcohol in Blood, contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code;
  • Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act;
  • Drive Motor Vehicle-Perform Stunt-Speeding by more than 50 km/hr, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act;
  • Fail to Surrender Suspended, Revoked, or Cancelled Licence, contrary to section 35(1)(f) of the Highway Traffic Act;
  • Owner Operate Motor Vehicle on a Highway-No Insurance, contrary to section 2(1)(a) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act; and
  • Driving Motor Vehicle with Unsealed Container of Liquor contrary to section 32(1) of the Liquor Licence Act.