41-Year-Old Faces Charges for Impaired Driving
THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police Service officers have arrested and charged an impaired driver after the driver fled from the scene of a parking lot motor-vehicle collision on Wednesday afternoon.
The number of driving-related incidents, both speeding and impaired driving appear to have jumped during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Thunder Bay Police say that the initial collision took place about 1:15 pm on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in a parking lot in the 200 block of Windsor Street.
One of the motorists involved called police after a conversation with the other driver, who had fled the scene before officers arrived.
A second collision was reported at about 1:20 pm in the 100 block of Windsor Street after a similarly-described vehicle was observed running off the road, striking both a tree and hydro pole on a residential property before again fleeing the scene.
The police investigation led police to a residential address in the 200 block of Algonquin Avenue South. Police arrived at this location at about 2:30 pm and located the other vehicle involved in the Windsor Street collisions.
Officers also located the driver, who showed multiple signs of impairment.
The suspect became irate with officers. Police arrested the accused and transported him to the TBPS headquarters.
Further evaluation at the station determined the accused was impaired by alcohol. His blood alcohol concentration was more than double the legal limit.
A 41-year-old Thunder Bay man is charged with Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired, Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired Blood Alcohol Concentration, Failure to Stop After Accident, and Breach of Probation.
He was released with a future appearance date. None of the charges have been proven in court.