Suspended Driver Charged, Bus Passenger Intoxicated

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SUSPENDED DRIVER CHARGED  

(THESSALON, ON)- On October 18, 2017, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were on patrol duties in the Town of Thessalon.

Shortly before 4:00 p.m., police observed a southbound vehicle on Main Street in the Town of Thessalon and initiated a traffic stop. Investigation determined the driver was suspended.

As a result of the investigation, Travis CLARK, 27 years of age from Echo Bay, Ontario was charged with: Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste Marie on December 6, 2017.

MALE’S VEHICLE IMPOUNDED AND DRIVER’S LICENCE SEIZED

On October 18, 2017, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were on patrol duties in the Town of Blind River.

Shortly after 5:00 p.m., police observed a westbound vehicle on Causley Street and initiated a traffic stop. Investigation determined the male driver was suspended. The vehicle was impounded and his driver’s licence seized.

As a result of the investigation, Robert MIDDAUGH, 29 years of age from Blind River, Ontario was charged with: Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is schedule to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on November 29, 2017.

BUS PASSENGER ARRESTED FOR BEING INTOXICATED

(SPANISH, ON)- On October 18, 2017, members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to an intoxicated male passenger on the Greyhound Bus that was consuming liquor and had become belligerent with other passengers. The bus had pulled over in the Town of Spanish would wait for officers to attend.

Police attended the area a short time later and observed an intoxicated male standing outside the bus. As a result of the investigation Steven BALOGH, 47 years of age from Bastard-South Burgess Township, Ontario, was arrested and charged with Being Intoxicated in a Public Place, contrary to section 31(4) of the Liquor Licence Act.

The accused was transported to East Algoma (Blind River) Detachment where he was lodged overnight until he was sober.

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