A 68-year-old Sudbury man is facing drug and impaired driving charges after he was allegedly driving erratically on Highway 17 and his vehicle was pulled over by the OPP.
On Aug. 1 at around 9:44 p.m., officers with the Manitoulin Detachment of the OPP responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver in Nairn-Hyman Township.
The vehicle was located driving erratically on Highway 17, and police initiated a traffic stop.
Officers conducted a mandatory alcohol screening test, which resulted in a ''fail.” The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Espanola OPP detachment for further testing.
A subsequent search was conducted and police located suspected Percocet tablets with an estimated street value of $310 and a quantity of alcoholic beverages.
As a result of the investigation, a 68-year-old man from Sudbury was charged with:
- Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)
- Possession of a Schedule I Substance - Opioid (other than heroin)
- Driving a Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor
- The accused was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on Oct. 5.
The accused was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.