OPP Lay Impaired Charges

Police keep expressing that if one drinks and drives they will be caught. Photo - DepositPhotos.com
Police keep expressing that if one drinks and drives they will be caught. Photo - DepositPhotos.com

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The OPP along with all Ontarian with common sense are asking that people keep a watchful eye to keep impaired driver off our roads.

THUNDER BAY – On Sunday, November 11, 2018, at approximately 1:03 pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a possible impaired driver on Highway 11/17 that was eastbound, near Shabaqua.

An OPP officer located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

While speaking with the driver, the officer determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver was arrested and further tests were conducted.

Denny STRUTINSKI, 45 years of age, from Thunder Bay was arrested and charged with:

  • Operation of 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 December 14, 2018, to answer to the charge.

Expressway Impaired Driver

On Monday, November 12, 2018, at approximately 12:04 a.m., officers from Thunder Bay OPP responded to a report of a possible impaired driver on Highway 11/17, on the Thunder Bay Expressway.

Officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, officers determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver was arrested and further tests were conducted.

Kurt MARCINKO, 48 years of age, from Thunder Bay was arrested and charged with:

  • Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code,
  • Operation of 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 December 21, 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 OPP is committed to safety for all who utilize Ontario’s roadways. Members of the public are urged to report Impaired Driving by calling 911 in emergency situations. Complaints of impaired, aggressive or careless driving can also be made by calling 1-888-310-1122.