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Charges laid in weekend collision

By Adam Riley Oct 10, 2023 | 10:19 AM

OPP Cruiser - Acadia Broadcasting File

A weekend collision which prompted the closure of Highway 61 and a power outage on the city’s south side has resulted in impaired driving charges.

Ontario Provincial Police say officers responded to a single motor vehicle collision at Chippewa Road just before 7:00 p.m.

The collision resulted in hydro lines being knocked down taking out power to 2,500 to 3,000 Synergy North customers, fortunately no injuries were reported.

It was determined the driver of the vehicle was impaired and the 32 year old Thunder Bay man was arrested, charged with one count of:

  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)

He’s since been released from custody and will appear in court in early December.