MANITOWANING–On Thursday, October 8 at around 8:30 pm, an officer of the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was dispatched to a vehicle in the ditch on Bidwell Road in Assiginack Township. Police arrived on scene to find silver Chev Sierra pickup truck in the southbound ditch and determined that the driver had consumed alcohol.
As a result of the officer’s investigation, a 69-year-old male of Manitowaning was arrested and charged with the following: driving while ability impaired – motor vehicle, contrary to the Criminal Code and driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol, contrary to the Criminal Code.
The accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay on Monday, November 30 to answer to his charges.
The OPP is reminding motorists that there is no safe amount of alcohol consumption when driving. Anyone who suspects a driver is driving while impaired is urged to call police by dialing 9-1-1 immediately.