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Toronto man driving ‘erratically’ on Hwy. 69 charged with impaired

Police say they received two complaints about the driver near French River 
Highway 69 2016
A 60-year-old Toronto man is facing impaired driving-related charges after he was allegedly driving erratically on Highway 69 near French River Oct. 10. (File)

A 60-year-old Toronto man is facing impaired driving-related charges after he was allegedly driving erratically on Highway 69 near French River Oct. 10.

The Nipissing West OPP say they received two complaints about an erratic driver heading northbound on Highway 69 near Highway 64 at around 2:50 p.m. that afternoon.

Officers located and stopped the vehicle. The OPP say their investigation revealed the driver had consumed alcohol.

The suspect was arrested and charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC;
  • Dangerous Operation, contrary to section 320.13(1) of the CC; and
  • Having Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle with Liquor Readily Available, contrary to section 32(1) of the Liquor Licence Act.

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

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

This charge marks the 52nd driver charged under Criminal Impaired Driving Laws in the Nipissing West Detachment area in 2020.