MANITOUWADGE, ONT., – A 47-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving following a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 614 on Wednesday afternoon.
Ontario Provincial Police were dispatched just before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, after receiving reports of a collision north of Wabikoba Road, according to a news release issued by police on Thursday.
A pickup truck travelling southbound on Highway 614 crossed the northbound lane and entered the east ditch hitting a rock-cut, police say.
The driver was transported to a local hospital for further treatment of minor injuries.
Clayton Barstad, 47, of Manitouwadge, Ont., was charged with operating a conveyance with a blood alcohol concentration that was equal to or exceeded 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood.
OPP is reminding the public motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to driver’s licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records and increased insurance costs.
If you see suspected impaired driving, the public is encouraged to call 911.