A man holds an empty beer bottle and car keys in one hand in front of a dark background.A driver who was seen weaving on Highway 69 faces multiple charges.

On Nov. 20, at 12:38 p.m., members of the Sudbury OPP were on stationary patrol when “a vehicle being operated in an erratic manner was observed travelling northbound on Highway 69 in Burwash Township,” police said in a release.

Police followed the vehicle for a short distance, noting speed fluctuations and veering from lane to lane. Officers initiated a traffic stop and the investigation revealed the driver had been consuming alcohol and was a disqualified driver.

Richard Maurice Charron, 46, of Sudbury, was charged with impaired driving over 80 mgs, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving while disqualified.

The accused driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days and the vehicle he was operating was impounded for 45 days.

The accused will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury, on Dec. 21 to answer to his charges.

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 calling 911 immediately.

Source: The Sudbury Star