Ontario Provincial Police arrest Wasaga driver after RIDE road test


Another driver was given a three-day suspension for drinking

Officers from three regional Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments worked together in a festive joint program RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere). Officers from Collingwood, Huronia West and Southern Georgian Bay detachments participated in this initiative at various locations in the region. Officers stopped multiple vehicles yesterday in the area of ​​Highway 26 in Wasaga Beach, resulting in the arrest of a driver for an alcohol-related violation.

On December 15, 2021, just before 4 p.m., while officers were conducting a RIDE, they stopped a vehicle and conducted a road test. Following the test, the driver was arrested and returned to Huronia West Detachment for further investigation.

As a result of the investigation, Timothy Tokarz, 55, of Wasaga Beach, was charged with:

  • Driving a motor vehicle with more than 80 mg of alcohol

The accused received a 90-day driver’s license suspension and a seven-day impoundment.

In addition to this apprehension, another driver was given a three-day suspension for drinking.

Police are reminding drivers who are considering drinking alcohol or using drugs to plan ahead. Any amount of alcohol and/or drugs in your system can affect your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.



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