(NAIRN-HYMAN TOWNSHIP, ON) – On September 4, 2020, at approximately 6:13 p.m. members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a motor vehicle on Sand Bay Road for a Highway Traffic Act violation in Nairn-Hyman Township.
Investigation revealed that the driver falsely identified himself to police. Police learned that there were two outstanding warrants for the driver for two separate domestic violence incidents. The driver was also found to be disqualified from driving a motor vehicle.
As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old, from Burpee Township, was arrested and charged with the following:
- Assault – Spousal, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code (CC) (two counts),
- Mischief – Domestic, contrary to section 430(4) of the CC,
- Operation While Prohibited Under the Criminal Code, contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the CC (two counts),
- Obstruct Peace Officer, contrary to section 129 of the CC,
- Use Plates Not Authorized for Vehicle, contrary to 12(1)(d) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA); and
- Owner Operate Motor Vehicle Without Insurance, contrary to section 2(1)(a) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.
The vehicle was towed and impounded for 45 days.
The accused was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in October, in Gore Bay.
The OPP will not be releasing the name of the accused in order to protect the identity of the victim.