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Open liquor seized from vehicle, driver charged with impaired

Woman from Atikameksheng First Nation to appear in court on July 7

A 31-year-old woman from Atikameksheng First Nation faces impaired driving charges, said provincial police.

On May 26, at 1:06 a.m., members from the Nipissing West (Sudbury) detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 144, in the City of Greater Sudbury.  

While speaking with the driver, it was determined she was impaired by alcohol. The driver was arrested, and, as a precaution, transported to the local hospital by Sudbury Paramedic Service, then later released with no injuries.

Open liquor was seized from the vehicle.

The driver is charged with impaired operation, driving a motor vehicle with no licence and having care or control of a motor vehicle with an open container of liquor.

The accused was released on an Appearance Notice, and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on July 7 in Sudbury.

The accused was issued a 90-day administrative driver's licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for 45 days.

This incident marks the 26th driver charged under the criminal impaired driving laws in the Nipissing West Detachment area in 2021.