Sea Doo Operator Charged With Impaired After Collision In Oro-Medonte

Photo Credit: At the Scene Photography

Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a serious marine collision involving a sea doo and a vessel secured to a dock in the Township of Oro-Medonte.

On June 2, 2023, around 5:30 p.m., Orillia OPP, Simcoe County Paramedic Service and Township of Oro-Medonte Fire, were dispatched to a residence on Lakeshore Road West for a serious Marine collision.

One driver of a sea doo vessel was transported by Ornge to a Toronto-area trauma centre with serious, life-threatening injuries.

The Orillia OPP entered an impaired operation investigation, and a second sea doo operator has been charged. The OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (TIME) team attended the collision scene to assist with the investigation. There was a high police presence on Lakeshore Road West.

As a result, Michael Pelekis, 60 years-old, of Keswick, has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired- alcohol
  • Operation while impaired – 80 plus

Members of Orillia OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information that may be helpful, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or


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