Suspended driver receives significant consequence

A 49-year-old Shelburne man has received a significant penalty as the result of a traffic stop by Orangeville Police in mid-September.

On Saturday September 16th, police received a complaint possible impaired driver. The vehicle was located and stopped near Broadway and Sherbourne Street.

Police conducted an investigation and the driver was not charged with any criminal offences. However, further inquiries revealed that the driver’s licence had been suspended several times for unpaid fines, remedial measures, medical reasons and reinstatement fees not being paid.

The driver, a 49-year-old Shelburne resident, was subsequent charged with Driving While Under Suspension. His vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for a mandatory seven days.

As a result of the court proceedings, on January 3, 2018, the accused man was convicted of the Drive While Under Suspension charge and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and a fine of $12,500.00.

“This is a significant consequence imposed by the court to a driver who obviously had no regard for the law. This should serve as a reminder to all drivers that driving a vehicle in Ontario is a privilege and not a right”, said Constable Scott Davis, Public and Media Relations Officer.

Posted on January 10, 2018