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Two Charged Following Single Vehicle Collision

(NEYAASHIINIGMIING FIRST NATION, ON) – On March 15, 2021 at 9:42 p.m. members of the Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation Police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Port Elgin Road, in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula, near the community of Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation.  

The driver of a sport utility vehicle had lost control and crashed into the wire guard rails. Officers located two occupants that were involved in this collision. Both involved parties were transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The driver was arrested for impaired driving and the passenger was also arrested for firearm related offences.

The driver was evaluated at the Grey Bruce OPP detachment in Wiarton by a Drug Recognition Expert. 

As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged Andrew LOZON, 39 years-of-age, from Northern Bruce Peninsula, with the following offences:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CCC)
  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order, section 117.01(1) CCC
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, section 88 CCC
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, section 91(1) CCC
  • Two counts of failure to comply with release orders, section 145(5)(a) CCC
  • Possession of a Schedule I substance – heroin, section 4(1) Controlled Drugs and Substance Act

Grey Bruce OPP have also charged Ryan BOORTZ-JONES, 34 years-of-age of no fixed address, with the following offences:

  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, section 91(1) CCC
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, section 88 CCC

Both of the accused were held for bail hearings at the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on March 16, 2021.

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