Driver and Stopped and Charged


On July 14, 2017, at 2:35 p.m. members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on general patrol duties on Ottawa Avenue and Paris Drive in the City of Elliot Lake.

A vehicle was being operated by a male who police knew was wanted for a Criminal Code (CC) offence. A traffic stop was conducted, and the male driver was subsequently arrested. The male also provided police with two driver’s licenses.

Joseph Paul BARRETT, 53 years of age, of Elliot Lake, Ontario, was charged with:

Utterring Threats – cause death or bodily harm, contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the CC
Possess more than one license, contrary to section 35(1)(e) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake, Ontario on September 5 and September 6, 2017.


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