Off Duty OPP Officer Charged With Impaired Driving


OPP say on Friday, January 29, 2021, at 11:30 p.m. the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver on Concession Road 15 West in Tiny Township.

The officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. As a result of the investigation, the driver was placed under arrest for Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired and transported to an OPP Detachment where further breath tests were conducted.

26-year-old Matthew Mekchiorre of Elliot Lake, has been charged with operation while impaired, and operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80 mg.

The driver was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. The accused is scheduled to appear in Midland court on February 18, 2021 to answer to the charges.

The accused is a Provincial Constable with the OPP and is currently in his first year of service at East Algoma Detachment.


  1. Are these not the people telling us repeatedly not to drink and drive?
    Disgusting. And it happens way too frequently. But, as usual this case will disappear under the carpet like so many others.

  2. You obviously have NO idea what you are talking about so kindly shut up.

    This guy is gonna get a heavier sentence because he is a cop plus he gets charged under the police act. He gets whatever the court throws at him plus the police act charges which is usually demotion or giving up pay.

  3. And while the case is waiting to be heard, he’ll be on leave with full pay and benefits.
    And IF convicted gets “Demoted”? And remains a law officer with a criminal conviction.
    Anyone got a problem with that? I sure do!

  4. And he’ll be on leave with FULL PAY AND BENEFITS until the case is settled.
    So he may get Demoted? And continue to be a cop with a Criminal Conviction!
    How ethical is that???


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