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Vehicle hits guide rails, driver gets impaired driving charge

A 27-year-old driver from Birch Island was charged with impaired driving on Saturday, after hitting the guide rails on Highway 17 within City of Greater Sudbury limits
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A 27-year-old motorist was charged with impaired driving on Saturday, after his vehicle hit the guide rails on Highway 17 within City of Greater Sudbury limits.

The incident took place at approximately 4 p.m. on Feb. 24, at which time members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the OPP responded to the motor vehicle collision.

There were no injuries reported, according to an OPP media release.

“While speaking to the driver, it was determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol,” according to the release. The driver was arrested for impaired driving, then transported to the Sudbury OPP detachment for further testing.

The motorist, from Birch Island, was charged with: 

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

He was also issued a 90-day administrative driver’s licence suspension, and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

He was released, and is scheduled to appear in a Sudbury court on March 13.

In their media release, the OPP wanted to remind the public that if they see possible impaired drivers on roadways, waterways or trails, to make the call and dial 911.

“Impaired driving never ends well,” they note. “Please plan a way to get home safely.”