Charges laid in December 2010 snow machine collision – Bancroft OPP

OPP Special Release – July 4 – 2011

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OPP lay charges. Snowmobile. From Dec. 2010.

(Bancroft, Ontario) – On Friday the 31st of December 2010, the Bancroft detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a snowmobile collision on Bentley Lake in Faraday Township.  Investigation revealed that a Polaris 800XC snowmobile was travelling northwest on Bentley Lake when it struck a tree on shore.  The driver and passenger were ejected from the snowmobile.

The passenger, a 45 year old male of Peterborough, Ontario did not sustain any injuries.  The driver, 48 year old Michael O’Day of Faraday Township was transported to Quinte Healthcare North Hastings by ambulance with serious non-life threatening injuries.  Mr. O’Day was later transported to Kingston General Hospital for further treatment.

As a result of the investigation, Michael O’Day has been charged with operate a motor vehicle with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in his blood and dangerous operation, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.  Mr. O’Day is scheduled to appear in Bancroft court on the 12th of July 2011.

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