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Kaministiquia resident charged following collision

By CJ Goater Feb 5, 2024 | 12:48 PM

Early Sunday morning officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were on general patrol along Townline Road in Oliver Paipoonge when they encountered a single motor vehicle collision near Townline Road & John Street.

Through investigation, it was determined the driver of the motor vehicle had been consuming alcoholic beverages and they were subsequently placed under arrest & returned to the detachment for further tests.

A 29-year-old Kaministiquia resident has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus);
  •  Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs;
  • Have care or control of vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available;
  • Have care or control of a motor vehicle with liquor readily available;
  • Fail to have an insurance card;
  • Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle;

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the court in Thunder Bay in March.