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Another OPP Detachment Gets Their 4 Drunk Drivers #QuotaFilled #Big4AndOnly4

(DUFFERIN COUNTY) – The Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged four drivers with impaired operation related offences over the easter weekend.

On March 28, 2024, just after 1:00 p.m., officers from the Dufferin OPP were dispatched to attend a motor vehicle collision in the area of HWY 10 and Broadway in the Town of Orangeville. Officers located the vehicle and driver a short time later and were quickly led into an impaired operation investigation. 

Richardo MARTINEZ, a 24-year-old male, from Toronto has been charged with:

•      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

•      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

•      Failure to stop after accident

On March 29, 2024, just before 1:00 p.m., officers from the Dufferin OPP were conducting seatbelt enforcement in the area of HWY 89 and HWY 10 in the Town of Mono. Officers noticed a traffic violation and were quickly led into an impaired operation investigation. 

Graham REDSHAW, a 28-year-old male, from Oakville has been charged with:

•      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

On March 30, 2024, just after 7:00 p.m., officers from the Dufferin OPP were conducting mobile patrol when they observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on CTY RD 11 in the Township of Amaranth. Officers located the vehicle and driver a short time later after they had fled the scene and were quickly led into an impaired operation investigation. 

Shane FIZZARD, a 38-year-old male, from Grand Valley has been charged with:

•      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

•      Flight from peace officer

•      Dangerous operation

•      Traffick in Schedule I substance- Cocaine

•      Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform stunt – Excessive speed

•      Fail to remain

•      Speeding 50+ Km/h over posted limit

•      Red light – fail to stop

On March 31, 2024, just before 2:30 a.m., officers from the Dufferin OPP were conducting mobile patrol when they observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on HWY 89 in the Township of Melancthon. Officers conducted a traffic stop and were quickly led into an impaired operation investigation. 

Adam MANGAL, a 38-year-old male, from Niagara Falls has been charged with:

•      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

•      Failure or refusal to comply with demand

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville to answer to the charges. Their driver’s licence was suspended, and the vehicle was impounded.

Dufferin OPP continues to conduct traffic enforcement daily as drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs and who drive at excessive speeds continue to pose a threat to Ontario roads. We are committed to the safety of our community.

The Dufferin OPP reminds motorist to plan ahead when consuming alcohol or drugs. Use a designated driver, cab, rideshare, public transit or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements. In a split second you could ruin your future, injure, or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you.

Members of the Dufferin OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-822-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestopperssdm.com.