OPP Police Press Releases

Head-on Collison Caused By Drunk Driver Going Wrong Way – CHACALOS

(BRACEBRIDGE, ON) – Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police is disappointed to report that the Festive RIDE campaign that began on November 26, 2020 has netted two impaired drivers over the course of the weekend.

On Saturday November 28, 2020 at 11:15 p.m. police responded to a head on collision on Highway 11 North near Beaver Ridge Road after a driver entered the highway and began travelling south in the northbound lanes. Fortunately the victim was able to take some evasive action and escaped with non-life-threatening injuries. Police arrested and charged 49 year-old Tom CHACALOS of Bracebridge, ON with Impaired Operation CC 320.14(1)(b) and Operation Causing Bodily Harm CC 320.14(2). Both drivers were taken to hospital and later released. He will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on January 5, 2020 to answer to his charges.

On Sunday November 29, 2020 just before 7:00 p.m. officers were called to a commercial area on Taylor Road in Bracebridge, ON where a man was being seen by paramedics due to concerns over his condition. Police commenced an investigation and have charged 34 year-old Shane HALL of Algonquin Highlands with Impaired Operation CC 320.14(1)(a) and Resist Peace Officer CC 129(a). He will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on December 29, 2020 to answer to his charges.

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