Impaired Boater Charged – HANNA

(NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On August 9, 2020 at 4:49 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to the marina in Tobermory, ON for a dispute that had just occurred between two boaters. The argument escalated and one of the involved boaters threw a lit cigarette onto the other boat.

Officers attended and spoke to all of the involved parties. The one boat operator was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance (boat). The boat operator physically resisted with the officer. A bystander assisted during the arrest.

The arrested person was transported to the Grey Bruce OPP detachment in Wiarton. A breath test, conducted by a Qualified Breath Technician at the detachment, recorded readings over the legal limit of 80 milligrams (mgs) of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.

As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged Sarkis HANNA, 44 years-of-age, from London, ON with the following offences:

Operation of a conveyance (boat) while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)

Operation while impaired with blood alcohol concentration 80 mgs or more, section 320.14(1)(b) CC

Resist peace officer, section 129(a) CC

The accused was released on an Undertaking and is required to attend Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on November 19, 2020.

Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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