Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged two drivers on Monday night with Impaired Driving related offenses.
On Monday July 24, 2023 at 8:30 p.m., police received an emergency call from a member of the public after a hitchhiker asked her to call police about a possible impaired driver travelling on Muskoka Road 118 onto Monck Road in Bracebridge. Officers responded quickly and located the driver who was subsequently arrested. Police have charged 49-year-old Jamie HOWARD of Huntsville, ON with Impaired Driving CC 320.14(1)(a) and Over 80 CC 320.14(1)(b). He will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on September 5, 2023 to answer to his charges.
Also on Monday July 24, 2023, at 11:25 p.m., a Bracebridge OPP officer was conducting radar enforcement on Muskoka Road 169 in Bala when a vehicle came through the community safety zone travelling at more than twice the posted speed limit. The officer conducted a traffic stop and subsequently charged 18-year-old G2 driver Kai MCILQUHAM of Oakville, ON with Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample CC 320.15(1), Stunt Driving (speed) HTA 172(1) and Failing to Surrender his Drivers Licence HTA 33(1). He will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on September 12, 2023 to answer to his charges.
In cases where an impaired driving related charge is laid, the driver automatically loses their drivers licence for 90 days and has their vehicle impounded.
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