On May 31, 2017, members from the East Algoma Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol duties on Government Road, in the Town of Thessalon.
Shortly before 9:00 p.m., police observed a motorcycle with no plates being operated by a male traveling northbound on Government Road. A traffic stop initiated. The investigation determined the driver was unlicensed and could not produce insurance or a permit for the vehicle.
As a result, Robert BOUCHARD, 32 years of age, from Thessalon, Ontario, was issued four provincial offence notices and charged with:
Drive Motor Vehicle-No Licence, contrary to section 32(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA);
Fail to Surrender Permit for Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 7(5)(a) of the HTA;
Drive Motor Vehicle, No Plates, contrary to section 7(1)(b)(i) of the HTA; and
Fail to Surrender Insurance Card, contrary to section 3(1) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.