Single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 results in impaired charges

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(MUNICIPALITY OF HURON SHORES, ON) – On April 7, 2021, shortly after 7:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 in the Municipality of Huron Shores.

Police arrived on scene and observed a pick-up truck in the northbound ditch west of Hopper Road. The vehicle was tilted onto the passenger side facing westbound.  After the driver was assessed by Algoma Paramedic Services for non-life-threatening injuries police spoke to the driver and determined alcohol had been consumed.

As a result of the investigation, Lorri MILLSAP, 53 years-of- age from Chelmsford, was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired-Alcohol and Drugs contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); and with
  • 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 Blind River on May 6, 2021. The driver was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

This incident marks the 7th driver charged under the criminal impaired driving laws in the East Algoma Detachment area in 2021.

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