A Manitoulin Island man is facing impaired driving charges after being pulled over by the OPP in Espanola this past weekend.
At 2:23 a.m. Jan. 5, a Manitoulin OPP officer was conducting patrols when he observed a traffic violation on Centre Street in Espanola.
The officer stopped the driver, and determined he had been consuming alcohol.
The 23-year-old man, who is from the Township of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands, has been charged with driving while impaired with alcohol, and blowing over 80.
He is due to appear in Espanola court Feb. 1.
The OPP rely on the public to report crime, and impaired driving is a crime that should be treated no differently, said a press release.
If you suspect that someone is driving or about to drive impaired, phone 911 and report it.