On July 23, 2019, at approximately 2:31 a.m., an officer from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on patrol when he observed a traffic violation at the intersection of Syroid Street, and Centre Street in the Town of Espanola, Ontario.
The officer stopped the vehicle and determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol. As a result of the investigation, 28-year-old Steven BURT, from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, has been charged with:
- Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC);
- Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola, on September 16, 2019.
The OPP remains committed to ensuring Ontario roads are safe from alcohol-impaired drivers. If you suspect that someone is driving or about to drive impaired, please call 9-1-1 and report it.