Driver on Cell Phone Causes Three-Car Collision in Midland

Distracted driving was reportedly the cause of a three-car collision in Midland, Sunday evening, according to police.

Southern Georgian Bay OPP responded to a report of an accident at the intersection of King and Yonge Streets shortly after 6 p.m. on June 10, 2018. When they arrived, officers spoke with the involved drivers and located the man at fault, a 55-year-old Tiny Township man, who turned out to be a novice driver. Police determined that he had both been on his cell phone and had consumed alcohol before driving, of which there is zero tolerance for novice drivers.

As a result, the man was charged with careless driving, driving while using a hand-held wireless communication device, failure to have insurance card and novice driver with a B.A.C. above zero. His driver’s license was suspended for three days as a result of registering over 50 mg on a breath test. He will appear in court in Penetanguishene at a later date.

Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways and waterways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.

Photo Credit: OPP

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