Sioux Lookout OPP charge impaired driver in Hudson
Ontario Provincial Police
On Friday, July 26, 2019, at approximately 9:48 pm, Sioux Lookout Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a request for a well-being check on a resident in Hudson. While attempting to locate the subject of the well-being check, officers observed a male operating an ATV on a public roadway without a helmet. Officers attempted intercept the driver; however he disregarded the officer's demands to stop and accelerated away into a nearby bush area.
The driver of the ATV was then located with assistance from Lac Seul Police Service officers, one of whom sustained non-life threatening injuries after being struck by the ATV. Shortly thereafter, following a brief struggle, the driver of the ATV was arrested by the Lac Seul Officers and turned over to the custody of the OPP.
As a result of the investigation, a 51-year-old Hudson man was charged with:
Fail to stop at accident resulting in bodily harm contrary to section 320.16(2) of the Criminal Code
Resist Peace Officer contrary to section 129(a) of the Criminal Code
Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus) contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
Dangerous Operation causing bodily harm contrary to section 320.13(2) of the Criminal Code
He was released on a Promise to Appear in Sioux Lookout Provincial Court on August 27, 2019 to answer to the charges.
The OPP is committed to safety for all who utilize Ontario's roadways. Members of the public are urged to report Impaired Driving by calling 911 in emergency situations. Complaints of impaired, aggressive or careless driving can also be made by calling 1-888-310-1122 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.