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Woman charged with drunk driving after ditching car in Oro-Medonte

Police report there were multiple people from the vehicle who had minor injuries and needed medical attention, the driver faces multiple charges
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The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested a person for impaired driving offences in the Township of Oro-Medonte

On August 27 2020, shortly before 9 p.m., Orillia OPP members were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision on Eight Mile Point Road.

Police arrived on the scene and saw a vehicle in the ditch. The vehicle left the road and struck some trees. There were multiple people from the vehicle who had minor injuries and needed medical attention. The County of Simcoe Paramedics attended the collision and escorted all the people involved to an Orillia area hospital with minor injuries and were released at a later time.

Through the investigation, police determined the driver of the vehicle Eva Bennett-Guenette, age 25, of Barrie, was driving while impaired. The suspect was arrested and charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired contrary to Section 320.14(a) of the Criminal Code;
  • Drive over 80 contrary to Section 320.14(b) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose contrary to Section 88 of the Criminal Code; and
  • Driving While Under Suspension contrary to Section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused was released on a Form 10 Undertaking and set to appear next on November 03, 2020, at the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.

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