Tiny Township Resident Charge With Impaired After Tip From The Public


In response to a community members complaint at approximately 12:14 p.m. February 28, 2024 of a driver tossing a liquor bottle out the window of a parked but running GMC pick up truck in a parking lot on Jones Road, Midland an officer from the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment located the suspect vehicle and spoke with the driver.

The officer entered into an impaired driving investigation that has resulted in Clarence Petten 66 years of Tiny Township being charged criminally with the offences of Operation while impaired – alcohol and further with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The accused was served a 90 day driver’s licence suspension and released to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice  on March 21, 2024 along with the involved vehicle being towed and impounded for seven days in accordance to the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines.

Educating the public about safe driving, boating and ORV practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired operator on our roadways, waterways or trails please “Make the Call” and dial 911 as impaired driving never ends well, please make a plan to get home safely.


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