THUNDER BAY – Impaired drivers tried to trick Thunder Bay Police over the weekend. Instead, there were arrests made of five impaired drivers and over eighty other individuals arrested on the weekend. The treat for those in Thunder Bay choosing to drive safely was getting those impaired drivers off the streets.
Thunder Bay Police were out conducting RIDE (Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere) stops Friday and Saturday evening.
The following are the frightening results of those stops:
5 – Impaired / over 80 arrests the impaired charges were for a 21-year-old male, a 25-year-old male, a 24-year-old male, a 36-year-old female, and a 32-year-old male)
One Suspended driver was charged
One of the Liquor related offences resulted in the individual being arrested for resisting arrest. This incident resulted in the arresting officer sustained an injury
where he had to seek medical attention at the hospital. He was not admitted and police report that the officer will be okay.
1 – Bail violation, due to being out beyond their curfew.
1 – G1 licenced driver not accompanied by a licenced driver.
The police report on one particularly alarming incident occurred where a 12-year-old driver was driving around downtown Port Arthur with friends. An investigation into how this occurred is continuing.
The seasonal weather did not change driving habits as there were 27 motor vehicle collisions over the weekend requiring Thunder Bay Police Services Officers to investigate the collision. Luckily, none resulted in any serious injuries.
Police remind the public to slow down, be aware of road conditions and your surroundings.
Police are asking all drivers to please be extra cautious over the next couple of nights, with Halloween Trick or Treaters and increased incidents of strange sights in our neighborhoods,