Driver Refuses Breath Test, Charged With Impaired

0
drinking and driving

(MUNICIPALITY OF HURON SHORES, ON) – On January 29, 2020, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on patrol duties on Highway 17 near the Town of Thessalon.

Shortly before 10:00 p.m., police observed a pick-up travelling at a rate of speed of over 140 km/hr in a 90 km/hr zone. A traffic stop was initiated. While speaking to the driver the officer determined the driver had consumed alcohol and was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver was arrested and transported to Thessalon OPP detachment where the driver refused to provide a breath sample.

The driver’s vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.

As a result of the investigation, Aaron BOOKER, 33 years of age from Algoma Mills Ontario, was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired-Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand, contrary to section 320.15(1) of the CC;
  • Race a Motor Vehicle-Excessive Speed contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA); and with
  • Driver Fail to Properly Wear Seatbelt, contrary to section 106(2) of the HTA.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on March 5, 2020.

 

Driver charged for refusing to blow

(BLIND RIVER, ON) – On January 26, 2020 shortly after 2:00 a.m., members of the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) program at the intersection of Hanes Avenue and Youngfox Road in the Town of Blind River.

A northbound car approached the R.I.D.E. check and was signalled to stop. The vehicle continued into a parking lot and around a building where the driver attempted to evade police. As the officer was speaking to the driver the officer  determined the driver had consumed alcohol and was arrested. The driver refused to provide a breath sample.

The vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.

As a result of the investigation, Denis BOUTIN, 38 years of age from Blind River, Ontario was charged with:

  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand, contrary to section 320.15(1) of the Criminal Code (CC) and with
  • Obstruct Peace Officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on March 5, 2020.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here