North Bay OPP makes 37th arrest for impaired driving
CTV Northern Ontario
Published Monday, August 12, 2019 11:40AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:12AM EDT
Provincial police in North Bay say they made three arrests for impaired driving over the weekend, bringing the total number to 37 for the year.
Around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, officers noticed a car parked on the side of Highway 11 in Callander. They reportedly saw a person slumped over the steering wheel and when they approached the vehicle, they found a 9-year-old child sleeping inside.
Officers say they smelled alcohol when the car door was opened and after further testing, the 42-year-old occupant from Cambridge blew over three times the legal limit.
He has been charged with three drunk driving related offences, including having an open container of liquor in the car.
The other two arrests happened on Sunday, August 11 around 11 p.m. when the North Bay OPP was called to a single car crash and rollover on South Shore Road in East Ferris Township.
Police say, while on the way to the scene of the collision, they were told that some people had helped flip the vehicle back over.
After officers spoke to the two drivers, both men in their 30s, the two accused were arrested for impaired driving. Upon being tested with a breathalyzer, police say both had blood alcohol concentrations of over 80.
One of the men is a 33-year-old from East Ferris Township and the other is a 30-year-old from North Bay.
All three accused men received 90-day drivers licence suspensions, had their cars impounded for seven days, and are scheduled to appear in North Bay court on August 27.