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Impaired driver broke windows at business, assaulted employee: OPP

Police found Sudbury man who was subject of Hwy. 17 traffic complaint at Markstay-Warren business, where he was involved in an altercation

An impaired driver from Sudbury broke windows and assaulted an employee at a business in the Markstay-Warren area, according to provincial police.

Shortly before 5 p.m. May 22, members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a west bound traffic complaint on Highway 17, in Markstay-Warren.

The driver of the same vehicle was then reported to be at a local business on Highway 17, where he began to damage the property by breaking windows and then assaulted an employee.

When police arrived on scene, they arrested the driver. The victim received minor injuries in the incident.

It was determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The OPP then made a breath demand into an Approved Screening Device (ASD), and the driver failed to comply.

A 37-year-old Sudbury man was charged with:

  • Failure or refusal to comply with demand
  • Mischief over $5,000
  • Assault causing bodily harm

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice July 4 in Sudbury.

The driver was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The OPP remind the public that if you see a possible impaired driver on our roadways, waterways, or trails, please "Make the Call," and dial 9-1-1 as impaired driving never ends well.


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