Impaired Driver Arrested In Taxi After Fleeing Scene Of Collision In Tiny Township


A driver is facing Impaired and Fail to Remain charges after a collision early Saturday morning.

On May 18, 2024 at around 2:30a.m., members of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrived on scene of a collision on Balm Beach Road West in Tiny Township and located a full-size pickup truck in the north ditch with significant damage. The vehicle had knocked over a hydro pole, causing the wires to fall to the ground. Officers checked the vehicle and searched the surrounding area but were unable to find any occupants.

Further investigation led officers to locate the suspected driver of the pickup one hour later, inside a taxi cab, on Concession 9 of Tiny Township. Officers noted the smell of alcohol on the suspect’s breath therefore they were arrested and transported to detachment to provide a breath sample.

As a result of this investigation, Andrew Lucas, 31 years of Midhurst, was arrested and charged with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act:

  • Operation While Impaired
  • Operation While Over 80 Milligrams
  • Dangerous Driving
  • Fail to Remain


The accused was released to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on May 30, 2024. When charged with impaired driving, the driver’s license of the accused is suspended for 90 days and the vehicle they were operating is impounded for 7 days.


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