MARATHON – On January 25, 2020, at approximately 1:22 am officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment were conducting a RIDE program on Peninsula Road in the Town of Marathon.
Officers observed a pickup truck pulling out from the Biloxy’s Bar on Peninsula Road. The MV, a silver 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, came in contact with the snowbank 2-3 times while pulling out from the parking lot. The MV turned onto Peninsula Road toward the officers and the RIDE program. As the MV approached the officers the driver aggressively accelerated towards the RIDE, forcing officers off the roadway.
Officers patrolled southbound on Peninsula road in search of the MV. The pickup truck was located in a parking lot at the junction of Peninsula Road and Stevens Avenue. The driver was in the MV with the engine running when the police arrived.
After further investigation, it was determined that the driver was impaired by alcohol.
As a result, 34-year-old, Ian DELLAWAY of Marathon, ON was charged with:
- Operating a conveyance while their ability to operate it was impaired to any degree by alcohol, or a drug, or both, contrary to the section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code(CC)
- Did, within two hours after ceasing to operate a conveyance, have a blood alcohol concentration that was equal to or exceeded 80 mg of alcohol in 100 mL of blood, contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC
- Operate a conveyance in a manner that, having regard to all of the circumstances, was dangerous to the public, contrary to Section 320.13(1) of the CC
- Having care or control of a motor vehicle with an open container of liquor LLA 32(1)
- The driver failed to properly wear seat belt HTA 106(2)
The driver was later released on a Promise to Appear (PTA) with a court date of March 11, 2020, in Marathon to answer to the charges.
Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to drivers licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records, and increased insurance costs. Please drive responsibly and don’t drink and drive.
The public is encouraged to call 911 or contact police at 1-800-310-1122 whenever suspecting that a driver is impaired while operating a motor vehicle whether it is a Car, Truck, Motorcycle, ATV, Snowmobile, Boat or even an Airplane.
None of the charges have been proven in court.