OPP arrests impaired driver in Gordon Twp

LITTLE CURRENT–On Tuesday November 21 at approximately 11:57 pm, officers from the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checks on Highway 540 in Gordon Township.

Officers checked a pick-up truck and determined that the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages.

As a result of the police investigation, a 71-year-old male of Gordon Township has been charged with: Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol and Driving with Over 80 mg of Alcohol in Blood. 

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The accused’s driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days with an Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS), and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear (PTA) and is scheduled to appear at the Provincial Court of Justice in Gore Bay, Ontario on January 9, 2018.