Dryden Resident Charged Following Traffic Stop in Dawson Road Township

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Thunder Bay – News – A resident of Dryden is facing charges following a traffic stop on Highway 11/17.

On July 4, 2024, around 10:30 p.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a motor vehicle driving erratically while conducting general patrol in Dawson Road Township. The officers suspected impairment and subsequently arrested the driver.

The driver, identified as John-Michel Bottomley, 35, of Dryden, was taken to the Thunder Bay OPP Detachment for further testing. He has been charged under the Criminal Code and the Cannabis Control Act with:

  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand
  • Drive Vehicle or Boat with Cannabis Readily Available

Bottomley has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on August 28, 2024.

The OPP remains committed to removing impaired drivers from Ontario roads through rigorous enforcement and public education. If you suspect someone is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, call 9-1-1 to report it.

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