On Sunday, October 25 at 1:20 am, the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting a R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Enforcement) stop check on Highway 542 and Checkerboard Lane in Gordon Township. A Ford Expedition SUV entered the check and upon the officer talking with the driver an odour of alcohol was detected and the road side screening device was administered. This interaction led to further investigation and the driver was arrested for having over 80 mgs of alcohol in his system.
As a result of this investigation the driver of the vehicle, a 44-year-old male of Sudbury, has been charged with the following offense: Driving with more than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
The accused was later released on a Promise to Appear for Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay on the December 14, 2015.