Impaired driver involved in multi-vehicle collision

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 13:00
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2021-02-23

Police arrested an impaired motorist involved in a multi-vehicle collision while he was en route to participate in commercial vehicle road training Monday afternoon.

A Thunder Bay Police Service officer with the Traffic Unit was dispatched to the area of Harbour Expressway and Highway 11/17 following reports of a motor vehicle collision with injuries just before 1:45 p.m. on Monday Feb. 22.

When the officer arrived, they observed a three-vehicle collision. An investigation revealed the driver of a white pick-up truck had entered the left-turn lane on the Harbour Expressway and collided with a row of vehicles that were stopped at the red light there.

Upon approaching the motorist, the officer observed several signs of impairment. The driver was medically cleared by paramedics and subsequently arrested for Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Police also learned the suspected impaired motorist was en route to a scheduled commercial vehicle road training session at the time of the collision.

Further evaluation at the Thunder Bay Police Service Headquarters at 1200 Balmoral Street revealed the driver had a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 238 mgs of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.

A 52-year-old Thunder Bay man is charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired, and Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired Blood Alcohol Concentration.

He was released with conditions and a future appearance date.

The names of accused persons are withheld until charges are sworn before the courts. The names of all accused persons charged with impaired driving offences are published weekly on Monday afternoons at:


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