Slouched Over at the Wheel

(ESPANOLA, ON) – One person has been arrested and charged in Espanola following a call for service.

On March 10, 2024, shortly after 9:00 a.m., the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call for service involving a person slouched over in the driver’s seat of their parked vehicle.

Police located the vehicle in a parking lot and upon speaking with the driver, police were able to determine that the driver was impaired. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the OPP detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Jeffrey SANTERRE, 49-years-old, from Sudbury has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Failure or refusal to comply with demand
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – cocaine
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine
  • Driving while under suspension

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on April 15, 2024.

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