Oshawa motorcyclist catches impaired charges while driving under suspension


Published September 19, 2023 at 11:42 am

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An Oshawa motorcyclist has been charged with driving impaired while suspended.

Peterborough County OPP officers flagged a motorcycle on Hwy 115. with their Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) on Sept. 17. ALPR cameras automatically scan licence plates and are installed in or on active-duty police cruisers and alert officers to stolen or expired plates, or plates registered to suspended drivers.

The officers moved to pull the motorcycle over and concluded the rider was impaired after chatting with him. Jose Ramos, 50, has been charged with impaired driving, driving while suspended, driving while suspended under the Criminal Code, and failure to comply with a release order.

Ramos’ bike has been impounded for 45 days. He will appear in a Peterborough courthouse on Oct. 17.

“Plan ahead when consuming alcohol,” the OPP said, “Use a designated driver, cab, public transit, or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements.”

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