Bracebridge OPP Police Press Releases

Darryl HAYES Was Arrested

(BRACEBRIDGE, ON) – Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged one person with a variety of charges after responding to a traffic complaint in Bracebridge.

On June 17, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. Bracebridge OPP officers responded to a concern from a member of the public about a person riding an ATV near Wellington Street and Muskoka Road 118 in the town of Bracebridge with alcohol openly available. Officers located the ATV travelling from Monck Road to Manitoba and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however when the operator began driving in a very unsafe manner in traffic, officers discontinued their efforts out of respect for the safety of everyone. A short time later, officers located the suspect ATV operator on foot on Manitoba Street and arrested him, bringing him safely into custody after a brief struggle.

Police have charged 41-year-old Darryl HAYES of Mississauga, ON with the following:

  • Operation While Impaired CC 320.14(1)(a)
  • Refuse to Comply with Breath Demand CC 320.15(1)
  • Dangerous Operation CC 320.13(1)
  • Operation While Prohibited CC 320.18(1)(a)
  • Flight from Peace Officer CC 320.17
  • Assault Police with Intent to Resist Arrest CC 270(1)(b)
  • Assault Peace Officer CC 270(1)(a)
  • Obstruct Peace Officer CC 129(a)

The accused was further determined to be wanted on two outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions. He was held in custody and will appear for a bail hearing in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on June 19, 2024.