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Scooter driver faces numerous charges

Man charged with assault, driving-related offences after stop at RIDE check

On April 17 at approximately 3:26 p.m., East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members were conducting a Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere (RIDE) on Pearson Drive in the City of Elliot Lake.

Police stopped and checked a male driver operating a motorized scooter. Investigation revealed that the scooter did not have a proper plate, there was no insurance, and the driver was suspended. Additionally, the driver was wanted from a previous assault investigation. Subsequently, the driver was arrested, charged, and the plate was seized.

Patrick Barry, 24, from Elliot Lake, was charged with:

  • Use plate not authorized for motor vehicle, contrary to section 12(1)(d) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)

  • Driving while under suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the HTA

  • Fail to surrender motor vehicle permit, contrary to section 7(5)(a) of the HTA

  • Owner operate motor vehicle on a highway with no insurance, contrary to section 2(1)(a) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act

  • Assault, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on June 4 and 5.