Greenstone, ON – On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at approximately 4:41 pm, the Greenstone Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from a tow truck operator reporting a possible impaired driver. The tow truck operator had come across a tractor-trailer unit that had become stuck when it sunk into the soft shoulder on the Westbound side of Highway 11 at the district line between the communities of Hearst, Ontario and Greenstone, Ontario.
Police attended the location and soon detected signs of intoxication from the tractor-trailer driver. The driver was arrested for impaired care and control of a motor vehicle.
The driver was transported to the Greenstone OPP detachment to provide samples of his breath to a trained Breath Technician Officer. The driver, Robert HARDY, 61 years old, of Saint-Urbain-Premier, Quebec, was subsequently charged with:
- Having care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol contrary to section 253 (1)(a) of the Criminal Code
- Having care and control of a motor vehicle with more than 80mgs. of alcohol in blood contrary to section 253 (1)(b) of the Criminal Code
He will appear in Court in Geraldton, Ontario, on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 10:00 am to answer to the charges.