Charges laid and result of Labour Day Weekend Safety Campaign


Traffic Stop Leads To Multiple Charges

(ESPANOLA, ON) – On September 7, 2021 at approximately 4:30 a.m. officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 6 in the Town of Espanola.

A blue car was observed travelling southbound on Highway 6 in an erratic manner. Subsequently, police stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver.

As a result of the investigation, 18-year-old Isaiah ANWHATIN from M’Chigeeng First Nation was charged with:

  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 333.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC)
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime over $5000, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC
  • Drive Motor Vehicle – No License, contrary to section 32(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
  • Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 7(5)(a) of the HTA
  • Fail to Have Insurance Card, contrary to section 3(1) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act

The driver was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on September 7, 2021.


Labour Day Long Weekend Traffic Safety Campaign Results

(LITTLE CURRENT, ON) – The Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were out patrolling the highways, waterways and trails this past Labour Day Weekend for the Provincial Traffic Safety Campaign which ran from Friday September 3, through to Monday September 6, 2021.

The campaign focused on increasing public awareness and compliance with traffic laws relating to the “Big Four”, which includes alcohol/drug-impaired, speeding, distracted driving and lack of seatbelt use.

The following are the results of this year’s campaign for the Manitoulin OPP Detachment:

  • 26 Speeding charges
  • One seatbelt charge
  • Two hazardous moving violations
  • One Liquor Licence Act
  • One Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act charge
  • One Impaired Driving charge

While the OPP and its traffic safety partners remain committed to saving lives on our roads, drivers, passengers and other road users can significantly contribute to safe roads by avoiding risks and complying with all traffic laws.



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