Area OPP Police Press Releases

Drunk Driver Sends 5 To Hospital – Kyle BAKELAAR Arrested

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Central Huron resident with several criminal driving offences following a rollover collision on January 15th at approximately 5:30 a.m. 

Huron County OPP, were called to the scene of a collision on January 15, 2023, just after 5:40 a.m. Upon arrival, emergency services discovered that a pickup truck had rolled into a farm field on Maitland Block Road near Base Line in the Municipality of Central Huron. The driver and five passengers were treated at hospital for various injuries, with one passenger sustaining serious injuries.

Police spoke to the driver and determined that they had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest for Impaired Operation. After receiving medical treatment at the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital, the driver provided breath samples to police which resulted in readings over the legal limit.

Kyle BAKELAAR, 19 years of age from Central Huron has been charged with:

–      Operation Causing Bodily Harm,

–      Operation Over Legal Limit Causing Bodily Harm,

–      Dangerous Operation Causing Bodily Harm.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days.

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for February 27th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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