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Police say driver was impaired, had a firearm and left an accident scene

The incident ended in 16 charges

A motor vehicle collision has resulted in 21 criminal charges for a Wawa resident. On June 22, 2023, shortly before 2 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two-vehicle collision on Mission Road in Wawa. The suspect vehicle fled the scene prior to police arrival.  

Police located the vehicle a short time later, near an Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trail, located off Highway 101. While interacting with the vehicle driver, officers determined they had consumed alcoholic beverages. Further investigation revealed the driver was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle and had taken the vehicle without consent. Officers also located a firearm and ammunition inside the vehicle.

As a result, Bryan Shorey, 25 years of age, of Wawa was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Dangerous operation causing bodily harm
  • Fail to stop at accident resulting in bodily harm
  • Flight from peace officer
  • Operation while prohibited - three counts
  • Take motor vehicle without consent
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Careless storage of firearm or ammunition - two counts
  • Transport firearm or ammunition in a careless manner - two counts
  • Possession of a firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime
  • Possession of firearm knowing serial number has been tampered with
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order - two counts
  • Fail to comply with probation order

The accused has been remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.