Manitoulin-Espanola OPP busy during May long weekend
Officers from the Manitoulin-Espanola Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment kept the highways and waterways safe over the May Long Weekend. Between Friday, May 18 and Monday, May 21, Manitoulin-Espanola OPP officers issued 80 Provincial Offences notices, and responded to 96 calls for service, including the following: one impaired driving-related occurrence; nine motor vehicle collisions (one with injuries); three property-related occurrences; two violence-related occurrences; and one drug-related occurrence.
Manitoulin-Espanola OPP officers dedicated numerous hours of traffic enforcement, Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checks and several hours of marine patrols.
Staff Sergeant Webb, Detachment Commander of the Manitoulin-Espanola OPP, would like to thank the public and the dedicated officers who made May long weekend a safe and enjoyable time for everyone.
Impaired driver arrested after single vehicle collision
On Thursday, May 24 at approximately 11:24 pm, members of the Manitoulin-Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Sudbury-Manitoulin District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (NEMI) Fire Department responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Rockville Road in the Town of NEMI.
The driver and passenger were transported to hospital, by ambulance, with non-life threatening injuries. Investigation revealed that the driver had been consuming alcohol and was on a condition to abstain from doing so.
As a result, a 32-year-old female from M’Chigeeng First Nation has been charged with: driving while ability impaired by alcohol, driving with over 80 mg of alcohol in blood and fail to comply with conditions of undertaking given by officer in charge.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay on July 17, 2018.