MUSKOKA — A Gravenhurst man is in bail court this morning, one of three Muskoka drivers charged yesterday with impaired driving following three accidents.
Police were busy morning, noon and night Sept. 19 investigating motor vehicle collisions ultimately charging three drivers with impaired driving.
At 9:50 a.m. a member of the public reported that a vehicle had left the roadway on Doherty Road in Muskoka Lakes Township and crashed into a deep ditch.
Officers attended and after speaking with the driver, who was not injured, entered into an impaired driving investigation. The driver, 21-year-old Thomas Smith of Bracebridge, ON, has been charged with the following offences:
- Impaired Operation by Drug CC 320.14(1)(a)
- Possession of a Schedule I substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-Opioid CDSA 5(2)
- Possession of a Schedule III substance for the Purpose of Trafficking X 2 CDSA 5(2)
- Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Knowing There Was a Prohibited Weapon X 2 CC94
Smith is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on Nov. 1, 2022.
Later at 1:20 p.m. officers responded to another single motor vehicle collision on Hwy. 11 North near Hastings Drive in Gravenhurst, after receiving reports of a vehicle that had struck a hydro pole and ended up in the ditch.
The woman wasn’t injured.
Officers responded and after an investigation into the cause of the crash, arrested and charged 58-year-old Deborah Wilding, of Muskoka Lakes Township, with Operation While Impaired by Drug CC 320.14(1)(a).
Wilding is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on Oct. 11, 2022.
Then at 6:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to another single vehicle collision on Waters Road in Gravenhurst, regarding a pickup truck that crashed into the ditch.
Officers arrived and after an investigation, arrested and charged 67-year-old Douglas Condy, of Gravenhurst, with Operation While Impaired by Alcohol CC 320.14(1)(a) and Driving While Under Suspension HTA 53(1).
The uninjured driver is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge for a bail hearing on Sept. 20, 2022.