Driver Facing Impaired Charges


On November 11, 2021, at approximately 12:15 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a traffic related complaint of a possible impaired driver on Frances Street in Thessalon.

A vehicle and driver description, and location were provided to police. Police attended the area a short time after and conducted a vehicle stop. As a result, the driver was arrested and the vehicle was towed and impounded.

Paul NORDGREN, 62 years-old, from Huron Shores 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

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on January 6, 2022.

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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