Impaired Charge In Blind River


(BLIND RIVER, ON)- On December 21, 2020, shortly after 11:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint where a vehicle was all over the road and turned off and almost hit a fast food restaurant at the end of Causley Street in the Town of Blind River.

A short time later officers located the vehicle travelling westbound on Causley Street and initiated a traffic stop near Labbe Street. While speaking to the driver the officer determined the driver had consumed alcohol. A query revealed the driver was also suspended.

As a result of the investigation, Shawn BISAILLON, age 20, from Thessalon First Nation was 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; and 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 Blind River on January 7, 2021.


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