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Man in company truck arrested for impaired driving

Wahnapitae man was pulled over in Elliot Lake in the early morning hours of April 19

A Wahnapitae man accused of driving while impaired in a company truck was arrested in Elliot Lake April 19. 

At around 12:45 a.m. April 19, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting general traffic patrol duties on Mississauga Avenue. 

A construction company grey pick-up truck was stopped for a traffic infraction when police detected an odour of alcoholic beverage emanating from the driver's breath. 

A roadside test was completed and as a result, the driver was arrested and the vehicle was towed and impounded. 

The 38-year-old Wahnapitae man was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired - Alcohol and Drugs
  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Improper number plate light

He is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on May 9.