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Sudbury police lay several impaired driving charges

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 14, 2014 - 4:46 PM |
In an attempt to decrease drunk driving in the city, Greater Sudbury Police regularly release details of incidents involving impaired driving.

In an attempt to decrease drunk driving in the city, Greater Sudbury Police regularly release details of incidents involving impaired driving.

Incidents date back to February in different parts of the city

In an attempt to decrease drunk driving in the city, Greater Sudbury Police regularly release details of incidents involving impaired driving.

The most recent release came out April 11, detailing several charges dating back to February, including:


— On Thursday, Feb. 13, at about 7:40 p.m., police responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of Dennie Street in Capreol. The male driver of the grey GMC Sierra pickup was located and found to have been drinking. The roadside test resulted in a fail. The driver was taken into custody at the scene and escorted to police headquarters. The results of the breath tests indicated that the driver was over one and half times the legal limit.

A man, 26, was charged with driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada and fail to remain contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. He was issued a 90-day driver's licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

—On Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10:12 p.m., police saw a red 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer travelling at an excessive speed in the area of Highway 144. The vehicle was subsequently stopped and the female driver was found to have been drinking. The roadside test resulted in a fail. The driver was taken into custody at the scene and escorted to police headquarters. The results of the breath tests indicated the driver was more than one and half times the legal limit.

A woman, 22, was charged with driving while ability impaired, driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. She was issued a 90-day driver's licence suspension and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.

—On Monday, Feb. 17, at 12:45 a.m., police responded to call regarding a single motor vehicle collision in the area of Park Street in Copper Cliff. The female driver of the grey 2011 Chevrolet Cruze was located and found to have been drinking. The driver failed to provide a breath sample. The driver was taken into custody at the scene and escorted to police headquarters.

A woman, 27, was charged with fail or refuse to provide dample alcohol/blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada, as well as other criminal and provincial offences. She was issued a 90-day driver's licence suspension and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.

—On Friday, Feb. 21, at 5:23 a.m., police responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of Leslie Street in Sudbury. The male driver of the grey 1999 GMC Sierra pickup was located and found to have been drinking. The roadside test resulted in a fail. The driver was taken into custody at the scene and escorted to police headquarters. The results of the breath tests indicated that the driver was over two and a half times the legal limit.

A man, 29, was charged with driving while ability impaired and driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada and fail to remain contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. He was issued a 90-day driver's licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

—On Sunday, Feb. 23, at 12:30 a.m., police responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the area of Main Street in Lively. The male driver of the white 2009 Dodge Journey was located and found to have been drinking. The driver refused to provide a breath sample. He was taken into custody at the scene and escorted to police headquarters.

A man, 59, was charged with fail or refuse to provide sample alcohol/blood and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada and fail to remain contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. He was issued a 90-day driver's licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

—On Sunday, Feb. 23, at 05:10 a.m., police observed a grey Pontiac Sun fire in the area of Leslie Street with an expired vehicle validation. The vehicle was stopped and the male driver was found to have been drinking. The driver was taken into custody at the scene and escorted to police headquarters. The results of the breath tests indicated that the driver was more than three times the legal limit.

A man, 32, was charged with driving while ability impaired and driving with more than 80 mgs. of alcohol in blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. He was issued a 90-day driver's licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

—On Thursday, Feb. 27, at 1:27 p.m., police responded to a possible suspended driver in the area of Paris Street. The male driver of the grey 2005 Ford Freestar was found to have been drinking. The roadside resulted in a Fail. The driver was taken into custody at the scene and escorted to police headquarters. The results of the breath tests indicated that the driver was more than three and half times the legal limit.

A man, 52, was charged with impaired driving and was issued a 90-day driver's licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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