South Porcupine OPP charge driver with impaired after collision on Hwy 101

On July 9, 2019 at approximately 1:00 p.m., members of the South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 101 in Taylor Township, Ontario.

The collision occurred between a pickup truck and a farm tractor. Three people were taken to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) was conducted on the driver of the pickup and he was subsequently arrested.

Further testing was completed by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). As a result of the investigation, Michael DZAMBIC, a 38-year-old, from Swastika, Ontario, was charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC).

The driver was issued a 90-day Automatic Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on August 20, 2019, in Timmins, Ontario.

The OPP remind motorists that no amount of alcohol or drug is safe to consume and then drive. Report impaired drivers. Should you observe a suspected impaired driver, please dial 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.