Nipigon OPP Charge Two with Impaired Driving and Added Charges including Stunt Driving

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NIPIGON – The Nipigon OPP has charged two drivers with impaired driving along with a bucket full of other charges including a charge of stunt-driving for a 40-year-old Sault Ste Marie man.

Both drivers were stopped on Saturday, June 13, 2020, in the afternoon for speeding.

OPP report that at approximately 3:37 pm this afternoon, an officer from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a vehicle for speeding on Highway 11-17.

The officer made a demand for a breath sample, and the driver subsequently failed. The driver was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood and returned to the detachment for further tests.

As a result, Aiden SVANE, 22, of Thunder Bay, Ontario, was charged with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), and released by way of Appearance Notice for Nipigon court on July 21st at 10:00 am to answer to the charge.

Later on June 13th, 2020 at approximately 4:56 pm, an officer from the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped another vehicle for speeding on Highway 17, the driver was going over 50 km/h over the posted speed limit.

The officer made a demand for a breath sample and the driver subsequently failed. The driver was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood and returned to the detachment for further tests.

As a result of the investigation, Joel DUCHESNE, 40, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, was charged with Operation While Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code, Operation While Prohibited, contrary to Section 320.18(1)(b) of the Criminal Code, Stunt Driving, 50 km/h over the posted speed limit contrary to section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act, and was released by way of Appearance Notice for Nipigon court on July 21st at 10:00 am to answer to the charges.

Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to driver’s licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records and increased insurance costs.

Please drive responsibly, don’t drink and drive.