Ontario Provincial Police have charged more than a dozen people after a late August car rally in Wasaga Beach, as authorities warn of more unauthorized mobs this weekend. end.
In a video posted to Twitter on Thursday, sergeant. Robert Simpson with the OPP Central Region confirmed that 20 people have been charged ooffenses related to ongoing investigations into incidents that occurred at Wasaga Beach on August 26 to August 28.
“Following numerous ongoing investigations, these 20 people have been charged with offences, including 17 counts of dangerous operation…and 20 counts of stunt driving, in violation of the Highway Code,” the sergeant said. Simpson said in the video.
“The accused are between the ages of 17 and 37 and reside across Ontario, including the Central Region and the Greater Toronto Area. The investigation is continuing and additional charges may be laid.
According to videos that circulated on social media after this weekend, there were stunts, street racing and vandalism at Wasaga Beach from Saturday night through Sunday morning. The unauthorized car rally led to two OPP cruisers with smashed front windows.
sergeant. Simpson says the Ontario Provincial Police are preparing for another large rally of cars scheduled for Wasaga Beach this weekend. Therefore, the Ontario Provincial Police are warning residents of an increased police presence.
“Responsible, respectful and legal visitors are welcome to the town of Wasaga Beach,” said Sgt. said Simpson.
“Officers will follow a strict but fair approach and will actively patrol, educate and enforce laws to ensure compliance and safety for everyone.”
The OPP Central Region says anyone involved in illegal activity could face charges and have their vehicle towed.