Erratic Driving Leads to Multiple Charges in Terrace Bay Including Stunt Driving and Impaired Charges

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Ontario Provincial Police

Terrace Bay – NEWS – On the morning of April 2, 2024, the Schreiber detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) addressed a serious traffic concern that unfolded near Terrace Bay, leading to stern legal actions against a  motorist.

A Dangerous Encounter on Highway 17: Initial Response to Erratic Behaviour

Upon receiving a complaint concerning an erratic driver on Highway 17, the OPP promptly located the vehicle, clocking it at a perilous speed of 146 km/h in an area where the speed limit is designated at 90 km/h.

The traffic stop revealed more than just reckless driving; it uncovered a case of impaired operation and a suspended driving license.

Legal Consequences for Hazardous Actions: From Impaired to Stunt Driving Charges

The driver, identified as 27-year-old Andrew Hepburn from Elliot Lake, failed the roadside sobriety test, leading to his arrest. Hepburn faces charges including operation while impaired by alcohol and drugs, operation with a blood alcohol concentration over 80, stunt driving, and driving while under suspension. These charges come with severe immediate consequences, including a 90-Day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and a 7-Day vehicle impoundment.

Upholding Road Safety: The OPP’s Commitment and Community’s Role

Hepburn’s charges serve as a stark reminder of the dangers associated with impaired and reckless driving. The OPP underscores its dedication to eliminating such threats from our roads, through both enforcement and public education. The community plays a vital role in this initiative; reporting suspected impaired driving is crucial and can be done by calling 9-1-1. This collaborative effort is essential for maintaining the safety and security of our roadways, ensuring a safer environment for all residents and travellers in the area.

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