PORT CARLING — A 17-year-old Etobicoke youth faces seven charges related to a single-vehicle collision here early yesterday.
Among the charges was that a “G2 Licence Holder had more passengers than seatbelts.”
Police were dispatched May 28 at 2:15 a.m. to Ranwood Road in Muskoka Lakes Township where officers found the occupants had fled the scene.
The investigation located those involved parties and arrested and charged the driver with the following offences:
- Operation While Impaired CC 320.14(1)(a)
- Over 80 CC 320.14(1)(b)
- Novice Driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration Above Zero HTA 44.1(3)
- Young Driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration Above Zero HTA 44.1(5)
- G2 Licence Holder- More passenger than seatbelts HTA O.Reg 340/94 6(1)(2)
- Fail to Remain HTA 200(1)(a)
- Fail to Report Accident HTA 199(1)
The driver is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice (Youth Court) in Bracebridge on July 6, 2023.
The identity of the accused is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which protects those charged under the age of 18.
Any person who is 16 years or older may apply for driver’s licence in Ontario. This is a time to practice driving and gain experience. For most people, the two-step process called ‘graduated licensing’ takes about 20 months to finish.
As a new driver (G1 or G2) there are many rules to follow to safely gain the experience required to operate a motor vehicle on Ontario roads. All drivers in Ontario who are under the age of 21 must have a zero blood alcohol content and G2 drivers may only carry as many occupants as there are seatbelts. There are several additional rules that young drivers must follow, they can be found at https://www.ontario.ca.