The OPP reports a North Bay man has been charged with several impaired driving-related offences – including driving with an open container of liquor – following a collision.

On Tuesday at approximately 4:15pm, the Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police responded to several traffic complaints involving a white sports utility vehicle in the northbound lanes of Highway 11.

The driver of the vehicle was reported to police as “driving erratically,” shortly before he struck the guard rails near Burk’s Falls. The driver, a 72-year-old North Bay man did not suffer any injuries in the incident.

The driver was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Operation while impaired blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol
  • Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor

The accused was released from police custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on October 10, in Sundridge, Ontario.