Off-duty OPP officer charged with impaired driving

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Off-duty OPP officer charged with impaired driving

Postby Thomas » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:30 pm

An off-duty OPP officer has been charged with impaired driving after crashing his vehicle into a rock cut in Utterson.

According to provincial police, the Almaguin Highlands OPP constable crashed his vehicle on Highway 141 on Saturday, at around 10 p.m.

The OPP say the 44-year-old driver had been drinking and was arrested at the scene. He has been charged with impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample.

The accused is an 18-year member of the OPP.

He will appear in a Hunstville court next month.

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Off-duty Almaguin OPP officer charged with impaired after co

Postby Thomas » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:32 pm

Off-duty Almaguin OPP officer charged with impaired after collision

Huntsville man is 18-year veteran of police force

HUNTSVILLE - A Huntsville man, who is an OPP officer posted to Almaguin Highlands, has been charged with impaired driving after crashing into a rock cut on HIghway 141 on Saturday.

On Saturday, June 11, just after 10 p.m., OPP was notified of the single motor vehicle collision. Police investigation found the driver, Provincial Constable Jaak Valiots, 44, had been drinking. He was off duty at the time. He was arrested and transported to Huntsville OPP detachment for further investigation. Valiots has since been charged with driving while ability was impaired and refusal under the Criminal Code of Canada.

The 18-year member of the OPP was uninjured as a result of the crash.

Valiots will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Huntsville on July 20 to answer to his charges.

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Almaguin Highlands OPP officer charged with impaired driving

Postby Thomas » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:10 pm

On Saturday June 11, just after 10 pm Huntsville OPP responded to a single motor vehicle collision into the rock cut on Hiwy141 in Utterson.

The Police investigation found that the 44 year old male of Huntsville had been drinking. The male was arrested and transported to Huntsville OPP detachment for further investigation. The driver has since been charged with Driving While Ability was Impaired and Refusal under the Criminal Code of Canada.

The driver has been identified as Provincial Constable Jaak Valiots who was off duty at the time of the collision. He is an 18-year member of the Ontario Provincial Police and is posted to Almaguin Highlands Detachment. The officer was uninjured as a result of the crash.

He will appear in Huntsville Court on July 20.

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Off duty police officer charged in single vehicle collision

Postby Thomas » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:59 pm

On Saturday June 11, 2016 just after 10:00pm, members of the Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police were notified of a single motor vehicle collision into the rock cut on Highway 141 in Utterson, Ontario.

Police investigation found that the 44-year-old male of Huntsville had been drinking. The male was arrested and transported to Huntsville OPP detachment for further investigation. The driver has since been charged with Driving While Ability was Impaired and Refusal under the Criminal Code of Canada.

The driver has been identified as Provincial Constable Jaak VALIOTS who was off duty at the time of the collision. He is an 18-year member of the Ontario Provincial Police and is posted to Almaguin Highlands Detachment. The officer was uninjured as a result of the crash.

The member will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Huntsville on July 20, 2016 to answer to his charges.

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Almaguin OPP officer pleads guilty to impaired driving

Postby Thomas » Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:15 pm

BRACEBRIDGE – An Almaguin OPP officer pleaded guilty to driving impaired by alcohol and failing to provide a breath sample.

Jaak Valiots, 44, was charged with the offences when Huntsville police found him stuck in a ditch on Highway 141 in Utterson just after 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, said Crown attorney Lyndsay Jeanes at Bracebridge criminal court June 28.

Off-duty at the time, Valiots “was speaking slowly with a slightly slurred speech, had a strong odour of alcohol on his breath and glassy eyes and made slow movements,” Jeanes said.

When the officer asked Valiots to exit his vehicle, he stumbled.

“He started to walk toward the road and slipped, grabbing the side of his vehicle for support,” said Jeanes.

Valiots was arrested and transported to the Huntsville OPP detachment, where he refused to give a breath sample, as the law requires.

Two days after the incident, Huntsville OPP released a statement saying Valiots would appear in Huntsville court on July 20. Instead he appeared in Bracebridge court almost a month earlier.

“My client has already taken steps to deal with what may be a problem,” defence lawyer Peter Ward said, not elaborating on what those ‘steps’ might be.

He did say that Valiots would be applying to participate in the ignition interlock program.

An OPP detective accompanied him to the courthouse.

“I apologize for wasting the court’s time and apologize, it will never happen again,” Valiots said.

Judge JD Evans gave Valiots $2,600 in fines to be paid within 30 days and a one-year driving prohibition.

According to Sergeant Peter Leon, provincial media relations co-ordinator OPP corporate communications, once the criminal charges are resolved in court the Professional Standards Bureau takes up the matter and a determination regarding action will be made according to the Police Services Act.

"He’s been reassigned to other duties inside the detachment," Leon said.

It is not known at this time what other internal actions may be taken by the OPP.

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