Don’t drink and ride: E-bike rider hit with impaired driving charge after crash in Caledon
Published July 7, 2023 at 12:22 pm
Police are reminding e-cyclists that impaired driving rules apply to them after a man crashed his electric bike while allegedly riding under the influence in Caledon.
The incident happened just after 12:30 a.m. on Thursday (July 6) according to the OPP who say officers were called to a stretch of Airport Rd. near Olde Base Line Rd. in Caledon.
Police say a man was riding an e-bike and crashed, and when officers were on the scene they had reason to believe the man was impaired by alcohol.
The 58-year-old man was charged with one count of operation while impaired and is scheduled to make a court appearance on July 27 to answer the charges.
The incident has police reminding cyclists that impaired use of e-bikes and any vehicle that is drawn, propelled, or driven by any means other than muscular power falls under the Criminal Code of Canada.
“In the case of an e-bike, it is a ‘motor vehicle’ when not operated using the pedals and subject to impaired driving laws,” the OPP said in a release.
You can find out more about impaired driving rules and penalties by visiting www.ontario.ca/page/impaired-driving.
If you suspect an impaired driver, police say to report it by calling 9-1-1. You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising