Driver Charged For Impaired In Elliot Lake

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(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) – On January 8, 2021, the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members received a traffic related complaint of a possible impaired driver in Elliot Lake.

A vehicle description and location were provided to police. At approximately 6:20 p.m. police located the vehicle on Gillanders Road and a traffic stop was conducted. The Approved Screening Device (ASD) was administered and returned a reading of “Fail”. As a result, the driver was arrested and the vehicle was towed and impounded.

Timothy TARRANT, 62 years of age, from Elliot Lake 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,
Driving While Under Suspension – While Suspended Under HTA Sec 41/42, contrary to section 53(1.1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on February 2, 2021.

The OPP remind motorists that no amount of alcohol or drug is acceptable to consume and drive. Report impaired drivers. Should you observe a suspected impaired driver, please dial 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.



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