Impaired Driver Arrested Following Collision With Tree

Source: Area OPP
Date: Thu Aug 13 01:56:37 MST 2020

(CHATSWORTH, ON) - On August 7, 2020 at 9:30 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision involving a silver car that had left the roadway and struck a tree on the Holland-Sydenham Townline, west of Concession 3A in the Township of Chatsworth, ON.

Officers attended and located the driver, who was showing signs of impairment. The driver was arrested for impaired driving by drug and was transported to the Saugeen Shores Police Service, where a Drug Recognition Expert completed an evaluation with this driver.

As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged Francis REINHART, 28 years-of-age from Arran-Elderslie, ON with the following offences:
Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada
Operate a motor vehicle without insurance, section 2(1)(a) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
Fail to remain at the scene of an accident, section 200(1)(a) Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
Novice driver - presence of a drug, section 44.2(4) HTA


The accused was released on an Undertaking and is required to appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on October 15, 2020.

Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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