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OPP catch impaired driving suspect on Hwy. 17 in Markstay-Warren

Officer 'detected an odour of an alcoholic beverage' after the man's vehicle was stopped
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Sudbury OPP charged a 36-year-old man with impaired driving during a traffic stop on Highway 17 on May 11.

At around 12:40 a.m. on May 11, Sudbury OPP members conducted a traffic stop to check the sobriety of the driver on Highway 17 in the Municipality of Markstay-Warren.

The officer detected an odour of an alcoholic beverage. As a result of the investigation, a 36-year-old man from Markstay-Warren was charged with operation while impaired and operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The accused was issued a 90-day automatic drivers licence suspension, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. He was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury, Ontario on June 12.

"The OPP remains committed to ensuring Ontario roads are safe from alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired drivers," said the OPP in a news release.

"If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, plan to not drive. Instead, arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit, or come up with another plan that takes impaired driving out of the picture."