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2014-03-17 at 11:54

Impaired driver attracts suspicion after colliding with OPP cruiser

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By tbnewswatch.com

Impaired driving , an illegal turn and crashing into a police cruiser led to the eventual discovery of a local man's small stash of cocaine Saturday.

OPP officers became suspicious of the 31-year-old driver after he collided with the cruiser at the corner of Arthur Street and Highway 61 just before 3 a.m.

Police say the cruiser was heading north through a green light when a man driving a truck made an illegal left turn and collided with the OPP vehicle.

The driver pulled into the parking lot of an Arthur Street business and the officer observed signs of impairment as well as an odour of alcohol.

A search of the vehicle also yielded a small quantity of cocaine.

Neither the officer nor the driver and a woman passenger in the truck reported any injuries, though both vehicles are described to have sustained moderate damage.

The man has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, failure to provide a breath sample, failing to comply with a recognizance and drug possession.

He was taken into custody for a video court appearance.

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thatguy says:
Wow!! This article shows how crazy this town can be. The first time I read this I thought it was a joke. I love how the police only became suspisious after the vehicle hit him. Haha another good storey from the awesome staff at tbaynews.
3/17/2014 12:19:41 PM
robert smitherman says:
Geez another drunken idiot out driving. Previous Friday night 25 arrest for impaired . Major problem in Tbay for sure. You could stop 500 vehicles nightly or first thing in the morning and there would be a large number of impaired.
3/17/2014 1:02:29 PM
tothecloud says:
*slow clap* Another real winner taken off the road. Good job OPP even though he kind of caught himself.
3/17/2014 2:12:46 PM
ring of fire dude says:
..."OPP officers became suspicious of the 31-year-old driver after he collided with the cruiser"... Yes , I guess that would make the cops suspicious !
3/17/2014 3:39:01 PM
armchair tom brady says:
lol, what other way could that situation turn out? Guy hits a cop car and gets a "Carry on, sir."
3/17/2014 6:09:02 PM
fastball says:
Another potential Mensa candidate goes by the wayside.
3/17/2014 4:32:31 PM
Tbaylifer 1 says:
Robert Smitherman: is that correct? 25 arrested for impaired driving in Thunder Bay in one nite? I must have missed that news story.
3/17/2014 5:12:07 PM
razor_burn says:
I would get suspicious if someone hit me too. Great work. Haha.
3/17/2014 5:30:50 PM
mitsukosouma says:
..........Yeah, Thunder Bay is full of bad drivers and jerks with Tbnewswatch.com accounts.
3/17/2014 8:55:26 PM
anvil of crom says:
the thunder bay gene pool needs more bleach!
3/17/2014 9:49:50 PM
joey joe joe jr. shabadoo says:
Sad....just sad!
3/18/2014 7:05:56 AM
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