Nipigon E-Bike Driver Faces Impaired Charges

Nipigon OPP

NIPIGON – On August 7, 2019, at approximately 3:24 p.m. members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Nipigon Detachment received a complaint of an intoxicated driver operating an electric bike (E-Bike) in the Town of Nipigon.

Upon speaking to the driver, officers determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver subsequently failed the roadside test. The driver was arrested and transported to the Nipigon OPP detachment for further investigation.

The driver, 56-year-old Terrance Arthur Bastien of Nipigon, Ontario, has been charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 milligrams of Blood Alcohol content contrary to the Criminal Code.

Drivers are reminded that although E-Bikes do not meet the definition of a motor vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act, they are considered motor vehicles under the Criminal Code and subject to Criminal Code provisions.