THUNDER BAY – CRIME BEAT – From the Ontario Provincial Police here are some of the incidents that officers responded to over the past weekend.
On June 16, 2018, at approximately 12:53 am, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a single vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 11/17, near Poleline Road.
When officers arrived on the scene, they observed a red sedan that had rolled over and came to rest in the north ditch. The driver was not injured.
While speaking with the driver, officers determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to detachment for further tests.
A 63-year-old male, from Oliver-Paipoonge, was arrested and charged with:
-Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code,
-Operate a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 mgs of Alcohol contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code,
He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on August 3, 2018, to answer to the charges.
THUNDER BAY – On June 15, 2018, at approximately 7:54 pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a collision involving an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) that occurred on Stirrett Bay Road in Fowler Township.
A 36-year-old male was operating an ATV when he lost control of the ATV. The male was transported to the hospital by air ambulance with life-threatening injuries.
An OPP Technical Traffic Collision Investigator also responded to assist with the investigation.
The investigation is continuing.
DRYDEN – On Saturday, June 16, 2018, at approximately 7:00 p.m. members of the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a vehicle (car) for a Highway Traffic Act offence on Highway 17 within the City of Dryden.
As a result of the stop, Christopher MORIN (29 years old) of Wabigoon Lake First Nation, ON has been charged with driving with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood contrary to section 253(1) (b) of the Criminal Code. MORIN will appear in court on June 25, 201,8 to answer to this charge.
MORIN was also issued Provincial Offence Notices for drive motor vehicle with no licence contrary to Section 32(1) of the Highway Traffic Act and Speeding contrary to Section 128 of Highway Traffic Act.
MARATHON – On June 17, 2018, at approximately 6:35 p.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a report regarding a disturbance at the 10 Hemlo apartments in the town of Marathon.
Officers patrolled the area and located one of the individuals involved in the disturbance, parked in a parking lot of a local business. After further investigation, it was determined that the lone occupant of the motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and in care and control of the vehicle.
As a result, the 30-year-old male, Delaney MICHANO of Pic River First Nation, ON was arrested and charged with, Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol, CC253(1)(a).
Again on June 17, 2018, at approximately 8:50 p.m., officers of the OPP Marathon detachment were dispatched to a traffic complaint on Highway 17 near Neys Provincial Park.
The motor vehicle fitting the description was located travelling eastbound on Highway 17 near the junction of Peninsula Road. After further investigation, it was determined that the driver of the motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol.
As a result, the 32-year-old female driver, Amanda THERRIEN of Marathon, ON was arrested and charged with,
- Driving a Motor Vehicle While Ability Impaired by Alcohol, CC253(1)(a).
- Driving with More than 80mgs of Alcohol in Blood, CC253(1)(b).
Both are to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Marathon on July 11, 2018, to answer to the charges.
Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to drivers licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records and increased insurance costs. Please drive responsibly and don’t drink and drive.
The public is encouraged to call 911 or contact police at 1-800-310-1122 whenever suspecting that a driver is impaired while operating a motor vehicle whether it is a Car, Truck, Motorcycle, ATV, Snowmobile, Boat or even an Airplane.