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Police: Drunk Sudbury driver wandered into the bush after crash

OPP responded to a single-vehicle crash on Manitoulin Island but ended up having to hike along a trail to search for the driver
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A Sudbury driver is facing impaired driving charges following a single-vehicle crash on Manitoulin Island in the early morning hours of Aug. 3.

Manitoulin OPP said they received a distress call at around 4 a.m. from a driver on Green Bush Road, which runs east-west off Highway 6 from a turnoff at Strawberry Lookout. The driver said they had been involved in a crash and had become lost along a trail.

Police didn’t release the nature of the crash, other than no other cars were involved.

The driver said she left her vehicle after the collision and started to walk along a trail, becoming lost.

“Officers attended the scene and walked several kilometres into the trail to locate the driver of the vehicle,” OPP said.

It didn’t take officers long to suspect the driver of a vehicle involved in a single-vehicle crash at 4 a.m. on a remote road on Manitoulin Island was intoxicated. 

“Upon locating the driver, officers determined the driver had consumed alcohol,” police said. “An Approved Screening Device (ASD) was administered that resulted in a fail and the driver was subsequently arrested.

A 25-year-old Sudbury woman is charged with operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol, and operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration above 80 mg/L of blood.

The accused has a Sept. 14 court date in Gore Bay to answer to the charges.