Intoxicated Driver Ends Up in Ditch and Facing Charges

Police keep expressing that if one drinks and drives they will be caught. Photo -
Police keep expressing that if one drinks and drives they will be caught. Photo -

THUNDER  BAY – On June 22, 2019 at approximately 5:48 p.m., an officer from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Lakeshore Drive, in the Municipality of Shuniah.

Upon speaking with the driver, the officer determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver was arrested and further tests were conducted.

Laura BLANCHARD, 59 years of age, from Shuniah was arrested and charged with:

– Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mgs of Alcohol contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code,

The accused is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on August 13, 2019 to answer to the charge. None of the charges have been proven in court.

The OPP is committed to safety for all who utilize Ontario’s roadways. Members of the public are urged to report Impaired Driving by calling 911 in emergency situations. Complaints of impaired, aggressive or careless driving can also be made by calling 1-888-310-1122.

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