Police arrest suspended, impaired driver

Incident Date
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 20:30
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-07-15

A Thunder Bay Police Service officer was on patrol in the area Red River Road just before 3 p.m. on Friday, July 12 when he recognized a male motorist as being a suspended driver.

The officer noticed the male while both were stopped at a traffic light at the Red River Road and High Street intersection.

A traffic stop was conducted on Algoma Street near Pearl Street. Upon further investigation the officer noticed signs the driver may be impaired. A roadside test was conducted, which the driver failed.

The male driver was then arrested and transported to the Thunder Bay Police Service headquarters. An analysis of the driver’s breath determined his blood alcohol concentration to be 230 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, which is nearly three times the legal limit.

A 40-year-old Thunder Bay man was charged with Impaired Operation and Driving with a Blood Alcohol Level Over .80.

He was released on a promise to appear for a future court date.



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