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Traffic complaint leads to arrest of alleged drunk driver

Suspect will appear in court Sept. 30 in Sudbury
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A 48-year-old Sudbury man faces drunk-driving charges after the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a traffic complaint on Aug. 7.

A 48-year-old Sudbury man faces drunk-driving charges after the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a traffic complaint on Aug. 7.

At about 10:40 p.m., officers were alerted to a possible impaired driver southbound on Highway 69 at Estaire Road. They stopped the vehicle on Dill Lake Road, and while speaking with the driver, the officers determined he was impaired.

He was arrested and charged with operation while impaired and dangerous operation. He was released on an appearance notice and will be in court Sept. 30 in Sudbury.

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

This charge marks the 39th driver charged under Criminal Impaired Driving Laws in the Nipissing West Detachment area in 2020.