One person has been arrested and charged for multiple offences in Espanola.

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On February 23, 2024, shortly after 3:00 p.m., the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a possible impaired driver on Station Road in Espanola.

Police located the vehicle on Lee Valley Road and determined the driver had consumed alcoholic beverages. After further investigation, a domestic violence investigation also ensued and the driver was arrested.

A 28-year-old person from Espanola was charged with:

  • Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on a later date.

The driver was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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