More Impaired Drivers Arrested

(CALEDON, ON) – Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged two drivers with impaired operation in a single day.

On July 8, 2024, just before 9:00 a.m., Caledon OPP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Valley Grove Court, in the Town of Caledon. No injuries were reported. During the investigation, officers formed grounds that one of the drivers’ ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested.

As a result, Desmond FRANCIS, 48, of Kitchener, was charged with:

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The accused is scheduled to appears at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on July 25, 2024, to answer to the charge. The driver’s licence was also suspended for a period of 90 days, and the vehicle impounded for seven.

On the same day, just before 7:30 p.m., officers were conducting a R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) spot check on McLaughlin Road, near Tim Manley Avenue. At that time, a vehicle entered the area. During the interactions officers had with the driver, grounds were formed that their ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. The driver was arrested.

As a result of the investigation, HARPREET SINGH, 25, of Brampton, was charged with:

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

• Drive while under suspension 

The accused was held for a Bail Hearing.