Driver passed out at wheel, charged with impaired operation

Incident Date
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 15:00
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-06-10

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the corner of Central Avenue and Fort William Road just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 following reports two men were passed out in a vehicle and possibly not breathing.

When officers arrived they found a black pick-up truck with two unresponsive males inside. The doors were locked and an officer had to smash one of the vehicle’s windows to gain entry.

The officer was then able to wake the driver.

Through the course of their investigation officers determined the driver was intoxicated.

The driver was arrested and subsequent breath tests determined his blood alcohol concentration was above the legal limit.

A 28-year-old Red Rock man faces charges of Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs, and Operation While Impaired Blood Alcohol Concentration.

He was released on a promise to appear with a court date of June 25, 2019.


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