Sudbury area police file; impaired drivers facing charges

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Garson man charged with drug-impaired driving in Hearst

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A Garson driver faces multiple charges after being arrested in the Hearst area.

The Ontario Provincial Police said members of the James Bay detachments on Monday received a traffic complaint about a possible impaired driver on Highway 11, east of Hearst.

“Police located the motor vehicle and spoke to the driver,” the OPP said in a statement. “Further investigation revealed the driver was drug-impaired. “

As a result, the driver was arrested and his license was suspended. Their vehicle was also towed and impounded.

Kevin McPhee, 41, of Garson, is charged with impaired driving, obstructing a peace officer, breaking a release order and driving with a suspension.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Hearst on December 1.

Saskatoon driver charged with impaired driving near Elliot Lake

A Saskatoon resident was charged with impaired driving on Highway 108 in Elliot Lake on Tuesday.

The Provincial Police were running an Impaired Driving Everywhere Reduction (RIDE) program when they pulled over a mid-size SUV at around 1:20 a.m.

Police administered an approved screening device which resulted in failure, a statement said.

As a result, Darryl Fournier, 34, was charged with an operation while he was impaired and had a blood alcohol level of over 80.

The vehicle was towed and impounded.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on December 7.

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“The Ontario Provincial Police remind motorists that no amount of alcohol or drugs is acceptable to drink and drive,” the press release read.

“Report impaired drivers. If you see a suspected impaired driver, please call 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

Sables-Spanish Rivers man charged with impaired driving

A 38-year-old man from Sables-Spanish Rivers Township was charged with impaired driving and breach of a probation order on November 13.

Provincial police said they responded to a complaint about a dark-colored pickup truck on Highway 17 crossing the center line and repeatedly hitting the shoulder around 11:30 p.m.

“The van turned onto Route 108 towards Elliot Lake. Police located the truck and a traffic stop was then carried out, ”the Ontario Provincial Police said in a statement.

“A strong smell of alcoholic beverages emanated from the driver’s breath and open beer cans were observed inside the truck. As a result, the driver was arrested and the vehicle was towed and impounded. “

François Thériault-Dubeau was charged with impaired driving, a blood alcohol level of over 80 and breach of a probation order.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on December 7.

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