Sioux Lookout OPP lay impaired operation charges in two recent incidents
Tim Brody - Editor
A 20-year-old Sioux Lookout resident is facing numerous charges after Sioux Lookout OPP officers located a snowmobile stuck in mud on the shores of Pelican Lake at 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 29.
Officers located the operator, who they say was impaired by alcohol. The operator was placed under arrest and transported to the Sioux Lookout OPP Detachment for further testing, police shared.
The 20-year-old was arrested and charged with:
- Operation While Impaired - alcohol and drugs
- Operation While Impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
- Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle
- Drive Motorized Snow Vehicle While Licence Suspended
- Fail to Wear Proper Helmet
A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) was issued.
The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sioux Lookout on December 12 to answer to the charges.
Earlier in the week, on Oct. 24 shortly before 10 p.m., Sioux Lookout OPP responded to a traffic complaint regarding a possible impaired driver.
The vehicle and driver were subsequently located, and, through investigation, police say the driver of the motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol.
The driver was placed under arrest and was transported to the Sioux Lookout OPP Detachment for further testing.
As a result, a 31-year-old Port Colburn resident was arrested and charged with:
- Operation while Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)
- Operation while Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs
- Dangerous Operation
- Novice Driver - B.A.C. Above Zero
- Having Care or Control of a Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor
- Fail to Surrender License
- Fail to Notify Change of Address
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sioux Lookout on December 5, 2023, to answer to the charges.
“The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads, trails and waterways through enforcement and public education. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it,” police shared.