Members of the Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested and charged the driver of a vehicle involved in a collision on Highway 400, Barrie, who failed to remain at the scene.
On September 03, 2021, just after 4:00 p.m., officers were notified that a vehicle had been in a collision on Highway 400, Barrie, and that the driver had continued northbound in a highly damaged vehicle. An officer located the vehicle on Highway 11 near Line 15, Oro-Medonte, and conducted a traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, the officer was given cause to begin an impaired driving investigation. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the OPP detachment for further investigation.
As a result, Michael Copeland, age 39, of Gravenhurst, has been charged with:
Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
· Dangerous operation
· Fail to remain
· Possession of a schedule I substance – Opioid
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear on September 21, 2021, at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.
The Orillia OPP is committed to serving our province, including the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn and the City of Orillia, by protecting its citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or report minor occurrences online by visiting www.opp.ca/reporting. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com if you have information on any crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.
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