Two Impaired Snowmobilers Arrested in Osgoode
(Ottawa) — Overnight on Friday, February 17th, 2017, the Ottawa Police Service MDT (Marine Dive and Trails) Unit was out on snowmobiles, conducting a safety blitz and looking for impaired snowmobile drivers and verifying their required documents.
As a result of the operation, 19 year old of Ottawa, Darcy SIMSER was charged with impaired operation, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, assaulting a peace officer and resisting arrest.
An hour later, officers intercepted a second impaired snowmobiler, who also tried to flee and struck a police snowmobile. As a result of that incident, 20 year old of Ottawa, Christopher COOPER was charged with impaired operation, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, and assaulting a peace officer.
The Ottawa Police Service would like to remind snowmobilers to drive sober, and to stop when signalled to do so as required by law. The trails will continue to be monitored for impaired drivers until the end of season.