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Traffic complaint leads to impaired charges

A Saturday evening traffic complaint has one Marathon resident facing charges.
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MARATHON – An evening traffic complaint has resulted in impaired charges for a 63-year-old Marathon resident.

According to an Ontario Provincial Police release, officers received a traffic complaint regarding a possible impaired driver of a motor vehicle on Saturday around 6:20 in Marathon.

Police observed the accused sitting in the driver’s seat with the vehicle running.

Police say on speaking with the accused officers were able to determine the driver was impaired by alcohol.

Officers informed the accused that they were under arrest for care and control of a conveyance while impaired.

The accused refused to comply with officers and resisted by pulling away and not allowing police to remove them from the vehicle.

Officers gained control of the accused and placed them under arrest and transported them to detachment for further tests.

As a result, a 63-year-old of Marathon was charged with operation while impaired – alcohol, operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), assault peace officer and resist peace officer.

The driver was held for video bail and was remanded into custody and later transferred to the Thunder Bay District Jail awaiting further court appearances.
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