Single Motor Vehicle Collision – Male Charged


On August 22, 2017, shortly after 5:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a vehicle in a ditch on Kensington Road, in Town of Desbarats.

Investigation determined a “right hand drive” vehicle drove into a ditch. The vehicle wasn’t equipped with a mechanical or electrical signal device that was prominently displayed on the rear of the vehicle. The driver could not produce an insurance card for the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, Mathew KNIGHT, 34 years of age from Echo Bay, Ontario, was issued two provincial offence notices and charged with:

  • No Sign-“Right Hand Drive Vehicle”, contrary to section 63 of the Highway Traffic Act; and with
  • Fail to Surrender Insurance Card, contrary to section 3(1) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.

The driver did not sustain any injuries and there was no damage to the vehicle.


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