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Drug Charge Following Collision - BERGMAN

Source: Area OPP
Date: Fri Aug 14 00:53:57 MST 2020

(CHATSWORTH, ON) - On August 11, 2020 at 7:12 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 6 & 10, near Boundary Road, in the Township of Chatsworth.

A red pick-up truck travelling northbound on Highway 6 & 10, crossed the centre line into oncoming traffic and left the roadway and collided with a culvert in the ditch.

Chatsworth Fire Department and the Grey County Emergency Medical Services assisted Grey Bruce OPP officers at the scene.

Officers attended and located the driver, who was showing signs of impairment. Both the driver and the passenger where transported to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver was arrested for impaired driving by drug and transported to the Chatsworth OPP detachment, where a Drug Recognition Expert completed an evaluation with the driver.

As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged Jason BERGMAN, 46 years-of-age from South Bruce Peninsula, ON with the following offences:

Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada
Operate a motor vehicle without insurance, section 2(1)(a) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance - Opioid, section 4(1) Controlled Drugs and Substance Act
Drive vehicle with Cannabis readily available, section 12(1) Cannabis Control Act

The accused was released on an Undertaking and is required to appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on November 5, 2020.

Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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