Stunt driving, attempted murder and impaired on a tractor keep Bruce Peninsula OPP busy


Impaired on a tractor

On January 22, 2019 at approximately 1:34 p.m., a Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer, patrolling southbound on Thompson Sideroad in the Township of Georgian Bluffs, observed a northbound Kubota tractor leave the roadway – entering the east ditch. 

Upon speaking with the operator of the tractor, the officer detected an odor of alcohol. After registering a “fail” on an approved roadside screening device, the operator was transported to the Bruce Peninsula OPP Detachment for breath tests which he failed.

A 41-year old Georgian Bluffs was charged with impaired driving and over 80 milligrams. He is scheduled to appear in court in Owen Sound on February 28, 2019.


Youth charged with attempted murder

In the early morning hours of January 24, 2019, Cape Croker Police and Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a residence at Park Road, Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation for a 27-year-old male suffering from life threatening injuries. A 17-year-old female was taken into custody at that time.

Cape Croker Police, assisted by members of the Bruce Peninsula OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Staff Sergeant Bryan Gast of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), continue to investigate this incident.

The 17-year-old female from Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation has been charged with Attempt to Commit Murder, section 239(1) (b) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC), and Assault a Peace Officer, section 270(1) (a), CC.  


First Hwy. 6 stunt driver of 2019 charged

Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reporting the first driver of the year charged with stunt driving on Highway 6. In 2018, 130 drivers were charged by Bruce Peninsula OPP with stunt driving, 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit.    

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, police stopped a (white) Sport Utility Vehicle travelling northbound on Highway 6 north of Clavering. The vehicle was travelling over 130km/h in poor winter weather conditions.

Police charged a 24-year-old male, Hamza BOUNAIM of Montreal, Quebec with stunt driving – speeding by 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit, 172(1) Highway Traffic Act(HTA) and Careless Driving, 130(1) HTA. The driver’s vehicle was impounded for 7 days and the driver lost his licence for 7 days.  

Bruce Peninsula OPP continue to work with community stakeholders to get effective traffic safety messaging out to the public. Over the next few months leading up to the busy travelling season, educational and awareness messaging regarding safe operation of a motor vehicle on a highway will be shared in traditional media as well as on social media.