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OPP charge two impaired drivers

On August 29, a Chisholm Township man has been charged with two counts of impaired after nearly running officers over during a spot check.

Police say a vehicle approached the RIDE spot check on the North Bay bypass and officers jumped out of the way or they would have been hit.

The vehicle stopped down the highway and officers arrested him for impaired driving.

He was charged with:

Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code; and

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Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC.

 

On August 30, police received a call shortly before 3 am about a vehicle travelling on Highway 11 in North Bay without any lights, driving on the wrong side of the road nearly causing a head-on collision.

While they were on route, officers learned that the vehicle had lost control and flipped into the ditch.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was arrested at the scene by police for impaired.

A 38-year-old St. Catherines man was charged with:

Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code; and

Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC.

 

Both men were released on an appearance notice and will attend North Bay court on November 3.

 

These incidents mark 34 drivers charged under the criminal impaired driving laws by the North Bay OPP Detachment in the year 2020.

The OPP share that 79% of the persons charged were male, 41% were between the ages of 20 and 29, 32% of the incidents were called in as traffic complaints, 44% were between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7 a.m., and 24% occurred on a Sunday.

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