Driver Steals School Bus, Crashes It, And Gets Charged With Impaired Driving On Hwy 26


On May 16, 2018 at 8 p.m., Huronia West OPP were called to a single motor vehicle collision at the Highway 26 and Mosley Street roundabout west of Stayner. When police arrived they observed a full sized yellow school bus with front end damage. The investigation revealed the damage was as a result of hitting a light standard and signage in the roundabout.

There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the collision. The driver of the school bus received non-life threatening injuries and treated in hospital. Police arrested the driver for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. It was also learned the bus had been stolen.   

The accused, 56-year-old Frederick North of Clearview Township, has been charged with:

  • Impaired operation of a motor vehicle
  • Over 80
  • Charge number three: theft over $5,000 of a motor vehicle
  • Possession of stolen property over $5,000
  • Drive while disqualified
  • Careless driving
  • Liquor readily available
  • Open liquor

The accused will appear in Collingwood Court on June 12, 2018 for the above charges.


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