Quebec Resident Charged with Impaired Operation by Thunder Bay OPP

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Multiple Charges Following Traffic Incident

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The Thunder Bay OPP has charged Maxime Saindon-Loiselle, 34, of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, with various offenses after a traffic complaint on Highway 102. This follows a collision on Highway 17 where no injuries were reported.

Criminal Code and Highway Traffic Act Charges

Saindon-Loiselle faces charges including:

  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs
  • Careless Driving
  • Fail to Report Accident
  • Fail to Remain
  • Operate Unsafe Vehicle
  • Operate a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance
  • Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle
  • Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence

Legal Consequences

These charges carry serious penalties. Operation While Impaired can result in significant fines, driving prohibition, and even imprisonment. Careless Driving and other traffic-related offenses also carry fines and demerit points, impacting the driver’s license status.

Court Appearance and Prevention Tips

Saindon-Loiselle is due in court on January 12, 2024. In light of this incident, the OPP, in partnership with MADD Canada, urges public awareness and provides tips to prevent impaired driving:

  • Plan ahead if you’re going to consume alcohol or drugs.
  • Use taxis or rideshare services.
  • Hosts should offer non-alcoholic drinks and monitor guests.
  • Always report suspected impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1.
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