The Orillia OPP have arrested an individual for assaulting a peace officer, after refusing to identify themself while found consuming alcohol behind an Atherley Road business.
On August 11, 2022, shortly before 7:45 p.m. a store employee contacted police regarding three individuals consuming alcoholic beverages behind a business.
One individual refused to provide their name and attempted to leave while police were still investigating the incident. The individual was subsequently arrested and became aggressive with police and caused a disturbance. During the incident an officer was assaulted by the individual.
As a result, John Blais (age 51), of Orillia ON, was charged with the following:
- Obstructing a Peace Officer
- Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest
- Causing a Disturbance
The accused was released on an Undertaking and will appear on October 4, 2022, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia, Ontario.