A Severn Township man was charged with impaired driving after being stopped for stunt driving on April 10, according to a news release from the OPP.
A member of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP was conducting traffic patrol on Vasey Road in Severn Township at around 7:45 p.m. on April 10 when the officer stopped an eastbound vehicle for a stunt driving offence. The officer spoke with the male driver and began a drinking and driving investigation after observing his behaviour.
The investigation led to the following charges for Myles Varriano, 24, of Severn Township:
- Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada
- Drive While Under Suspension
- Race a Motor Vehicle Contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario
- Owner Operate a Motor Vehicle with No Insurance Contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
Varriano’s car was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days and his driver’s license has been suspended for 90 days under the Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) program. He was released with a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on April 25.
Police said they want to remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on roadways and trails, in addition to educating the public about safe driving practices. The OPP encourage motorists to follow the Ministry of Transportation site Ontario 511 for information on road conditions and closures, or follow OPP Communications on Twitter for road closures.