SERPENT RIVER FIRST NATION, ON – On Tuesday October 27, 2020, a member from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on patrol duties on Village Road within the Territory of Serpent River First Nation.
The officer observed a vehicle that was travelling at a high rate of speed and nearly striking the officer’s cruiser on Village Road. The driver sped away from the officer at an excessive rate of speed. The vehicle pulled into a lane way on Ball Park Road. The driver exited the vehicle and entered a residence. The officer in fresh pursuit entered the residence and arrested the driver.
As a result of the investigation, Randy MCLEOD, age 52, from Serpent River First Nation was charged with:
- Dangerous Operation, contrary to section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code (CC);
- Four Counts of Operation While Prohibited Under the Criminal Code, contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the CC;
- Take Motor Vehicle without Consent, contrary to section 335 of the CC;
- Two Counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1);
- Operation While Impaired- Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the CC;
- Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC;
- 3 Counts of Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA); and with
- Driving Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor, contrary to section 32(1) of the HTA.
The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Video Bail in Blind River on October 28, 2020 and was remanded into custody.