Driver Charged With Impaired

drinking and driving

On April 11, 2020, at approximately 10:39 p.m. an officer from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act (HTA) infraction on Lee Valley Road, Espanola.

It was determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver refused to provide a breath sample.

As a result, Heather CALDWELL, 36-years-old, from Espanola, has been charged with:

  • Failure or refusal to comply with demand contrary to section 320.15(1) of the Criminal Code (CC), and
  • Failure to comply with Undertaking contrary to section 145(4)(a) CC.

The accused was issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for 7 days. The driver is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola, Ontario on July 20, 2020.


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