Ian WATSON – Drunk Driving



(HUNTSVILLE, ON) – The Huntsville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested and charged a driver after a vehicle struck another vehicle at a Seatbelt Enforcement check on the Easter Long Weekend.

On March 31, 2024, at approximately 4:55p.m., a vehicle rear-ended another vehicle on Highway 60 to Highway 11 Southbound. Officers were in the area ensuring occupants of vehicles were properly wearing their seatbelts when the collision occurred.

As a result of the investigation, Ian WATSON, 34 years of age, from the Town of Bracebridge was charged with:

·      Operation while impaired – BAC (80 plus)

·      Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available

·      Drive vehicle with liquor readily available

·      Drive vehicle with open container of liquor

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on May 21, 2024.

The OPP remains committed to ensuring Ontario roads are safe from drug-impaired and alcohol-impaired drivers. If you plan on consuming drugs or alcohol, please arrange a safe ride home. If you suspect someone to be operating a motor vehicle while impaired, please call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit information online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.