Routine traffic stop leads to arrest and charges

WHITEFISH RIVER FIRST NATION–On Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:42 pm, the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on routine patrol with moving radar on Highway 6 in the Whitefish River first Nation when a vehicle entered the moving radar at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was pulled over and upon checking the driver he was arrested for impaired driving, while being taken into custody he resisted arrest.

As a result of the investigation the driver, a 31-yearold male of Hastings was charged with the following: impaired operation of a motor vehicle contrary to the Criminal Code (CC); failing to provide a breath sample contrary to the Criminal Code (CC) and resist arrest of a Peace Officer contrary to the Criminal Code (CC).

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear to attend before the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay on Monday, April 27 to answer to his charges.