police cruiserA French River man is facing drunk driving charges following a collision on Highway 144 north of Marquette Lake on Friday.

In a release, Sudbury OPP said officers were called at 6:40 a.m.

“A pickup truck travelling southbound failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway, and drove up onto a rock cut,” the OPP said. “Police attended the scene and it was determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol.”

The male driver and lone occupant was transported to hospital by Emergency Medical Services with non-life threatening injuries.

A result of an investigation, the driver was charged with impaired driving, failing a breath test and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Charged is Bruce Allen Reynolds, 60.

His driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle he was operating was impounded for seven days.

The accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury on Nov. 18.

The OPP is reminding motorists that there is no safe amount of alcohol or drug consumption when driving. Anyone who suspects a driver is driving while impaired is urged to call police by dialing 9-1-1 immediately.

Source: The Sudbury Star