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Transport truck driver ‘weaving on the road’ on Hwy. 17 refuses breath test

Truck initially pulled over by MTO officer, driver arrested 

A transport truck driver pulled over by an MTO officer at the junction of Highway 17 and Highway 69 in Greater Sudbury has been charged with refusing to provide a breath test after he was suspected of impaired driving.

The Nipissing West OPP report that at 1:20 p.m. Nov. 20, officers were dispatched to assist a Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) Enforcement Officer with a traffic stop.

The MTO officer had pulled over a tractor-trailer after it was observed weaving on the road. Upon speaking with the driver, officers concluded that the individual had consumed alcohol.

A breath demand was issued and the driver refused to comply and was subsequently arrested.  

The 37-year-old man from Brampton was charged with:

  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand, contrary to section 320.15(1) of the Criminal Code (CC)

The accused was released on an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear in Sudbury court Jan. 13.

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