THUNDER BAY – Drinking and driving education, or rather the lack of following it, appears to continue to be an issue in Thunder Bay. On Friday the 13th, Thunder Bay Police nabbed another three drivers and charges are being laid. At the corner of Edward Street and Victoria Avenue, a fifty-three year old woman was arrested and charged after failure to provide a breath sample.
On Frederica Street in Westfort, officers observed a vehicle driving in an erratic fashion. The driver, a twenty-three year old female was pulled over. She too refused to provide a breath sample to police. That led to charges as well.
Finally, it what appears to be a case of alcohol overcoming common sense (as usual), a thirty-eight year old man was arrested on Rupert Street. This individual was discovered by officers to be in an argument with his significant other. Police report that he was having difficulty starting his vehicle. Further investigation by police have led to charges being laid for failure to provide a breath sample, driving under the influence, and possession of cocaine.
Overnight Thunder Bay Police responded to fifty calls for service. Those incidents included a reported sexual assault on Arthur Street, six assaults, several weapons offences, and over twenty liquor offences.