More Impaired Drivers

Source: OPP
Date: Wed Jul 3 03:44:43 MST 2024

(MIDLAND,ON) – Several calls from the public to the OPP Communication Centre reporting possible impaired drivers resulted in two drivers being removed after investigation from area roadways over the Canada Day long weekend.

At approximately 4:19 a.m. July 1, 2024 officers were dispatched to a report from an off-duty police officer with a white Nissan Versa vehicle that was stopped in a live lane at the intersection of Highway 93 and Vasey Road in the Township of Tay.

Attending officers found the driver passed out at the wheel and upon awaking and speaking with the driver, the officers entered into an impaired driving investigation resulting in an arrest and further investigation at detachment.

Charged criminally with Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs and further with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) is Tyler KOPKA 23 years of Mississauga.

The accused was released from custody to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on July 18, 2024, was served a 90 day driver’s licence suspension and the involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days in accordance to the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines.

Another call from the public at approximately 3:24 a.m. June 29, 2024 of a black GMC vehicle being operated in an erratic fashion eastbound on Highway 12 near Park Street, Tay Township resulted in several officers patrolling the area with a similar vehicle being observed entering a business parking lot off Pine Street, Waubaushene.

Officers observed an occupant of the vehicle flee from the vehicle who was located by the officers nearby in an wooded area and became the subject of an impaired driving investigation.

Charged criminally in this investigation with Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs and further with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) is Brendan MARCHILDON 32 years of Penetanguishene.

The accused was released from custody to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on July 11, 2024, was served a 90 day driver’s licence suspension and the involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days in accordance to the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines.

Educating the public about safe driving, boating and ORV practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired operator on our roadways, waterways or trails please “Make the Call” and dial 911 as impaired driving never ends well, please make a plan to get home safely.


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