Traffic complaint leads to impaired charges
Tim Brody - Editor
Members of the Sioux Lookout Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested and charged one individual with impaired operation after receiving a traffic complaint of a suspected impaired driver.
Sioux Lookout OPP shared that, “On November 15, 2023, at approximately 7:00 p.m., members of the Sioux Lookout OPP detachment responded to a traffic complaint of a suspected impaired driver. Officers located the motor vehicle on November 16, 2023 at approximately 4:34 a.m. and initiated a traffic stop on Highway 664 in the Municipality of Sioux Lookout” police shared in a Nov. 17 media release.
Sioux Lookout OPP shared that through further investigation, “it was determined that the driver of the motor vehicle had been impaired by alcohol. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest and transported back to the Sioux Lookout detachment for further testing.”
As a result, a 25-year-old Sioux Lookout resident was arrested and charged with:
- Adult Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs
- Adult Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)
The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sioux Lookout on December 9 to answer the charges.
“The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. If you suspect someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it,” Ontario Provincial