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Not the sharpest tool in that shed

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On Saturday at 6:30 am, the North Bay Detachment of the OPP received a call about a break and enter in progress in Bonfield. The complainant advised police that a man had been in her shed and then left her property toward a vehicle stuck that was stuck in the ditch. The man was able to eventually get the vehicle free and drove off.

Officers located the vehicle on Boxwell Road in Bonfield Township with extensive front-end damage.

Officers spoke to the driver of the vehicle and say they detected an odour of alcohol on his breath. The driver was arrested for impaired driving at the scene and was brought to the North Bay Detachment for breath testing.

The breath tests revealed that the driver had over the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.

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After a police investigation, a 22-year-old Papineau-Cameron Township man has been charged with:

  • Break and Enter a Place with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence
  • Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol
  • Driving with More Than 80 mg of Alcohol in Blood
  • Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence

The man’s licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle has been impounded for seven days.

The man has been released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay on November 21.

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