Southern Georgian Bay OPP Charge E-Bike Driver With Impaired Driving


The Southern Georgian Bay OPP have charged a man with impaired driving after responding to a report of a possibly impaired driver operating an E-Bike on Main Street in Penetanguishene on March 20.

Officers from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP responded to the report at about 12:20 a.m. The man was located travelling south on his E-Bike towards Simcoe County Road 93 when he was stopped by officers on Main Street. The officers spoke to the driver and then began a drinking and driving investigation.

As a result of the investigation Derrick Wilson, 42, of Penetanguishene has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – Alcohol and drugs, Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

The E-Bike was towed from the scene and impounded. Wilson’s drivers license has been suspended for 90 days under the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS) program. He was released with a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on April 11.

Police want to remind motorists that an essential part of enforcement is saving lives and reducing injuries on our roadways and trails. Motorists are reminded to follow the Ministry of Transportation site Ontario 511 for information on road conditions and closures or @OPP_COMM_CR for road closures.


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