On January 17, 2017, officer from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on general patrol duties in the Town of Blind River.
Shortly before 7:00 a.m., police observed a westbound vehicle on Leacock Street. A traffic stop was initiated. Investigation determined the vehicle had an expired travel permit and the driver could not produce a valid insurance card.
As a result, Robert MIDDAUGH, 28 years of age, from Blind River, Ontario, was charged and issued two provincial offence notices:
- Drive Motor Vehicle Not In Accordance with Permit Limitations, contrary to section 8 of the Highway Traffic Act; and
- Fail to Have Insurance Card, contrary to section 3(1) of the Compulsory Automobile Insure Act.