On July 17, 2016 shortly after 1 p.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was advised of a motor vehicle collision east of Desbarats, Ontario. The motor vehicle had pulled over to the side of the highway and while being repositioned struck a small child who was exiting the motor vehicle. The child sustained minor injuries.
As a result of the investigation, David POTTIER, 71 years of age, from Victoria, British Columbia was charged with:
- Drive while passenger under 16 fails to properly wear a seat belt, contrary to section 106(4)(a)(ii) of the Highway Traffic Act.
The driver was issued a Provincial Offences Notice.