LSPS lay impaired driving and weapon charges
Tim Brody - Editor
A 39-year-old Kejick Bay resident is facing multiple charges after Lac Seul Police Service (LSPS) responded to a call about an impaired driver entering the community on January 6.
LSPS officers conducted patrols and located the suspect vehicle. Police say the driver was found to be impaired by alcohol with open liquor inside the vehicle. Police further informed that a search of the vehicle resulted in a firearm and ammunition being discovered.
As a result of this investigation, LSPS arrested and charged the individual with:
- Operation while Impaired by Alcohol- 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
- Operation while Blood Alcohol concentration 80 plus- 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
- Careless Storage of a Firearm- 86(1) of the Criminal Code
- Driving with Liquor readily available- 32(1) of the Liquor Licence Act
The individual’s driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days under the Provincial VIP Program.
The accused will appear in Lac Seul Court on March 31 to answer to the charges.
Lac Seul Police Service state that they remain committed to road safety & reducing impaired driving in the community. LSPS is asking if people suspect someone is driving while impaired, please call 911 immediately.