A long-serving OPP officer found himself on the other end of a breathalyzer yesterday.
On May 10 at approximately 3 p.m., Nipissing West OPP officers responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 17 in West Nipissing.
Officers found the vehicle stopped on Highway 17, just east of Sandy Falls Road on a portion of the highway known as the Sturgeon stretch.
Investigation revealed the driver had been consuming alcohol and was arrested.
A 23-year member with the rank of constable serving at Temiskaming OPP Detachment was off duty at the time. He's been charged with "Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)."
The man is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on July 21, in North Bay. He was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
This charge marks the 21st driver charged under Criminal Impaired Driving Laws in the Nipissing West Detachment area in 2020. In 2019, Nipissing West OPP charged 62 drivers.