Public intoxication leads to criminal charge

GORE BAY–On Saturday, October 17, at around 1:45 pm, the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was advised of an intoxicated male in the town of Gore Bay. It was reported that the male was extremely intoxicated and was pushing a baby stroller while riding a bicycle.

A short time later, police observed the male going into a restaurant. While police spoke with the subject they determined he was intoxicated and the male became belligerent and combative with police. He was restrained and taken into custody.

As a result of the officer’s investigation, a 25-year-old male of Gordon Township was arrested and charged with the following: assault police with intent to resist arrest, contrary to the Criminal Code (CC) and being intoxicated in a public place, contrary to the Liquor Licence Act of Ontario.

The accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay on Monday, January 18, 2016 to answer to his charges.