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Man faces drunk driving, vehicle theft charges

Police responded to report of drunk driver on Highway 590, caught up with suspect on Highway 588.

THUNDER BAY – A 50-year-old Thunder Bay man is behind bars at the District Jail and faces a number of charges, including theft of a motor vehicle.

The suspect was caught on Sunday after police received a report of an impaired driver in a pick-up truck on Highway 590. The driver was pulled over on Highway 588 and determined the man was driving while impaired. They also learned the truck in question had been stolen from a Thunder Bay residence.

The driver was also charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, driving while disqualified and failing to provide a breath sample. He was also charged with mischief under $5,000.

The man appeared in video court and was subsequently remanded into custody.