Driving While Impaired


(LAIRD TOWNSHIP, ON) – On January 3, 2024, members from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (T.I.M.E.) unit were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check near Pumpkin Point Road in Laird Township.

Shortly after 5:00 p.m., police observed a small pick-up truck enter the R.I.D.E check area.  While speaking to the driver police determined alcohol had been consumed and a subsequent arrest was made. The driver was transported to Sault Ste Marie Detachment for further testing.

As a result, David LEE, 37 years-of-age from Laird Township was charged with:

·      Operation While Impaired-Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus).

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste Marie on January 29, 2024.

The pick-up truck was towed and impounded for seven days with the driver being issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension.

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