THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Thunder Bay Police report that “At about 7:30PM Saturday night a southbound black Hyundai Accent went out of control and crashed first into an electrical transformer box and then a parked vehicle in the 200 block of Hodder Ave.
Damages were extensive to both vehicles and the electrical box was demolished.
Drinking and Driving a Factor in Accident
Police were on the scene were very quickly, and they recognized that the forty-four-year old male driver was showing what officers say were clear and obvious signs of intoxication.
The male driver was arrested for impaired driving and was escorted by ambulance to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Center for treatment of some minor injuries.
Further investigation by Thunder Bay Police discovered that the driver was a prohibited driver.
The Hyundai had been travelling at high speed prior to leaving the road. The driver has since been additionally charged with Refusal to Provide a Breath Sample contrary to Section 254(5) of the Criminal Code, Dangerous operation of motor vehicle contrary to Section 249 (1)(A) of the Criminal Code, as well as Drive Disqualified contrary to Section 259)4) of the Criminal Code.
The driver is a resident of Thunder Bay.