MANITOULIN OPP LAYS ITS 62ND IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGE

(ESPANOLA, ON) – On December 27, 2020, at approximately 6:08 p.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver on Highway 6, in Espanola.

Police located the vehicle and determined the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was arrested and brought to the Little Current Detachment for further testing.

As a result, Brandon PEGELO, 26 -years-old, of Sandfield Township was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC),
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC,
  • Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA), and
  • Novice Driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration (B.A.C.) Above Zero, contrary to section 44.1(3) of the HTA.

 

The accused was released on an Undertaking and also two Provincial Summonses and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on January 27th, 2021 in Gore Bay.

The accused was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

This charge marks the 62nd driver charged under Criminal Impaired Driving Laws in the Manitoulin OPP Detachment area in 2020.

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