Two officers on route to a call for service narrowly escaped a collision while they were heading north on Simcoe County Road 6 approaching the intersection of Concession 11, Tiny Township at 5 p.m. May 28, 2023.
The officers avoided a collision with a vehicle that was travelling at a high rate of speed while westbound on Concession 11 East approaching the stop sign at Simcoe County Road 6. The suspect vehicle was airborne as it cleared the intersection in front of the cruisers missing them both.
The officers were able to locate and stop the suspect vehicle nearby and entered into a dangerous driving investigation which led to an impaired driving investigation.
As a result of these investigations, Allen Tripp 32 years of Tay Township has been charged criminally with the following offences.
- Dangerous operation
- Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
- Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
- Disobey stop sign – fail to stop contrary to the Highway Traffic Act
- Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence and Control Act.
The accused was released from police custody to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on June 15, 2023. As well, the accused faces a 90 day drivers licence suspensions as per the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines and a 14 day vehicle impound.
Over the weekend, officers conducted the RIDE program at 9 random locations checking 202 vehicles for impaired drivers in an effort to increase road safety here in North Simcoe.