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Sudbury man, 30, nabbed for impaired at Hwy. 69 interchange RIDE check

Officer seized opened liquor found in the vehicle 

A 30-year-old Sudbury man is facing impaired driving charges after going through a RIDE spot check on Regent Street at the Highway 69 interchange Oct. 14.

The Nipissing West OPP were conducting the spot check at 2:05 a.m. that morning. 

Officers approached a northbound vehicle at the spot check and detected the odour of alcohol coming from the driver's breath, said a press release. 

The driver subsequently provided a breath sample into an Approved Screening Device (ASD) and registered a “fail.” The individual was arrested and transported to the Sudbury OPP Detachment for further testing. Officers seized opened liquor found in the vehicle.

The suspect was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); and
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC.

He was released on an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear in Sudbury court Nov. 18.

The accused was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (ADLS) and the vehicle he was driving was impounded for seven days.

This charge marks the 53rd driver charged under Criminal Impaired Driving Laws in the Nipissing West Detachment area in 2020.