A 28-year-old man is facing impaired driving charges following a spot check in Powassan.
As part of the OPP’s Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program, a checkpoint was set up on Memorial Drive in Powassan on Saturday.
Police say they noticed a smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle, leading to a roadside sobriety test which the driver failed.
The 28-year-old Restoule man is facing one charge for impaired driving.
The vehicle was impounded for 7 days and the driver’s licence was suspended for 90-days.
The man was released on an Appearance Notice with a date to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay on January 21, 2021.
54 people have now been charged with impaired driving by North Bay OPP this year.
The Festive RIDE campaign will continue to run until January 3, 2021.