Orillia man charged with impaired driving following pair of collisions

An Orillia man is facing impaired driving charges after allegedly being involved in two collisions.

According to the OPP, officers were dispatched to a collision on Coldwater Road near Highway 11 in Orillia where one of the vehicles failed to remain at the scene shortly after 10 a.m. on (Friday) April 3.

“About the same time, a second report was made to police about a collision that had occurred at a Murphy Road business. In that incident, the male driver got out of his vehicle briefly after striking another vehicle twice, but then got back in his car and drove away,” reads a media release.

“Police spotted the vehicle a short distance away, conducted a traffic stop and had cause to begin an impaired driving investigation.”

Paul Irwin, 59, has been charged with operation while impaired – alcohol, operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) and numerous Highway Traffic Act violations.

He was released on an undertaking and is set to appear in Orillia court on June 2.

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