Powassan OPP says they received a traffic complaint concerning a vehicle travelling northbound on Highway 11.
Police located the vehicle near Proudfoot Lane and conducted a traffic stop. Officers immediately detected alcohol on the driver’s breath. Officers made a demand for the driver to provide a breath sample at the roadside and the driver registered a fail.
The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the North Bay Police Service for further breath tests. The breath tests revealed that the driver had over the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.
As a result of the police investigation, a 46-year-old North Bay man has been charged with driving with more than 80 mg of alcohol in blood, and the man’s driver’s licence has been automatically suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
He has been released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay on October 24.