Wrong way highway driver will have February court date: OPP
Two people from southern Ontario face drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop on Highway 11 near Powassan. (OPP, Twitter)
A 22-year-old St. Catharines, Ontario man is facing several charges after the Powassan OPP investigated a report of a vehicle driving the wrong way on Highway 11.
At 3:47am last Sunday, officers received a call about the vehicle that had gone into the ditch off the highway near Callander.
After speaking to the driver, the officer requested a Mandatory Alcohol Screening breath sample. Roadside tests were conducted, and the driver was transported to the North Bay Police Service to have additional tests completed by an officer trained as a Drug Recognition Evaluator.
As a result of the police investigation the driver was charged with:
- Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs
- Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration – Combined Blood Alcohol and Blood Drug Concentration
The accused was issued a 90-day automatic driver’s licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
He was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay on February 19.