911 call leads to impaired driving charges

Incident Date
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 20:00
Incident Number
P19054927
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-07-31

The Thunder Bay Police Service received a 911 call from a concerned citizen just before 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 after they observed a suspected impaired motorist driving erratically.

Officers from the service’s Uniform Patrol division located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

After stopping the male driver immediately exited the vehicle and informed officers that he was a suspended driver. After speaking with the driver, officers noticed signs of impairment.

The Standardized Field Sobriety Test was conducted, which the driver failed. He was subsequently arrested and brought to the Thunder Bay Police Service headquarters for further evaluation.

Further tests conducted by a Drug Recognition Expert confirmed the driver was impaired by drug.

A 29-year-old Thunder Bay man is charged with Operation While Impaired by Drug, and Failing to Comply with Condition Recognizance. He was also issued a Provincial Offences Act Summons for the offence of Driving While Under Suspension.

He is being held in custody and is expected to appear in court Thursday, Aug. 1. 

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