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Impaired Driving

RIDE nabs five impaired drivers

Date Published: 2017-10-30

It was a busy weekend on Thunder Bay roadways.

As communicated in a previous media release, Thunder Bay Police were out conducting RIDE (Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere) stops Friday and Saturday evening.

The following are the frightening results of those stops:

Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere (R.I.D.E)

Date Published: 2017-10-27

Thunder Bay Police Service through the support of the R.I.D.E. program will once again be on our roads Friday and Saturday night conducting RIDE checks, focusing on drivers impaired by Alcohol and/or Drugs.

Our goal is to bring awareness to the public and encourage citizen's to make a plan for a safe fun evening.

Plan your ride home. Don't Drink and Drive.

There will be many strange sightings this weekend so don't let your fun be ruined by frightening events such as being injured or worse from making the wrong choice.

Police Concerned by Increase in Impaired Driving

Date Published: 2017-02-01

The Thunder Bay Police Service is once again pleading to the public to find alternative means of transportation after drinking alcohol, following a January to forget.

Police charged 20 people with impaired driving related offences as of January 2017. When compared to only 9 arrests made in January 2016 for the same offences, this figure is all the more alarming for police. This marks the second consecutive month with a significant increase in impaired arrests compared to the previous year.

Impaired Driver Arrest

Date Published: 2016-12-18

Just after midnight on December 18, 2016, a vehicle traveling northbound on Algoma Street struck a light pole. The driver exited the vehicle and began running West up Dawson Street. A witness on scene, called police then gave chase after the driver and made a citizens arrest.

The 19 year old local man was charged with impaired driving and drive over 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. The same male decided to assault the witness in police presence adding a common assault charge to his arrest.

The male will be appearing in court later this morning. 

Traffic Stop Leads to Multiple Charges

Date Published: 2016-11-29

On November 29, 2016 at approximately 12:30 a.m., a TBPS patrol officer initiated a traffic stop of a motor vehicle on Powley Street. Upon stopping the vehicle, the male driver fled on foot.

A description of the male and direction of travel was provided to other officers. Units checking the area located the male and after a short chase apprehended him in the 500 block of Cumberland Street.

Impaired Driver Arrested

Date Published: 2016-08-10

On August 8, 2016 at approximately 6:36 p.m., Thunder Bay Police Service received several 911 calls regarding an impaired driver in the parking lot of 1039 Memorial Avenue. The female driver drove over medians within the parking lot and would not stop for concerned citizens.

The driver proceeded northbound where she hit a motor vehicle at Central and Fort William Road and continued northbound. Thunder Bay Police officers were responding as updates kept coming into 911.

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