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Stolen pickup recovered, man faces charges

Officers arrested the man after a citizen reported a possibly impaired driver
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TAY TOWNSHIP - On Aug. 22, 2018 at members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Southern Georgian Bay detachment were dispatched to assist at the scene of a structure fire on Woodlands Avenue in Tay Township. At 4:58 p.m. an officer was notified by a member of the public of a possible impaired driver operating a pick up truck that had just damaged an area residents front lawn. Officers located the described vehicle nearby and upon speaking to the male driver entered into a drinking and driving investigation. The investigation resulted in Jeffery Tell, 41 years, of Tay Township being charged with the following offences and the stolen pick up truck being recovered.
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 contrary to section 355 (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Driving while Disqualified - court order contrary to section 259(4)of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Driving While Ability Impaired - motor vehicle (Alcohol and Drug) contrary to section 253(1) (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood contrary to section 253(1)(b)of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Driving while under suspension contrary to section 53 (1) of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario

He was released from police custody on a recognizance and to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on Sept. 20, 2018.

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