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OPP nab impaired driver in Manitouwadge

OPP charged a Manitouwadge man with impaired driving Sunday night.
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MARATHON, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police have charged a Manitouwadge man with impaired driving over the weekend.

According to an OPP release, an officer was on patrol late Sunday night when he observed a man driving a motorized snow machine on a roadway in Manitouwadge.

The driver was traveling in the centre of the roadway. Police attempted to stop the driver, but the driver failed to pull over.

The officer followed the driver to his residence where he was able to determine the driver was impaired by alcohol.

The 47-year-old from Manitouwadge was charged with driving while ability was impaired by alcohol, driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milligrams of blood and flight while pursued by a peace officer.

The male was later released and is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Manitouwadge on Feb. 20 to answer to the charges.

Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to drivers licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records and increased insurance costs.

Please drive responsibly and don't drink and drive. The public is encouraged to call 911 or contact police at 1-800-310-1122 whenever suspecting that a driver is impaired while operating a motor vehicle whether it is a Car, Truck, Motorcycle, ATV, Snowmobile, Boat or even an Airplane.

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