Ontario Provincial Police generic file picture. (The Canadian Press)

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, OPP members observed an intoxicated woman running down Highway 69 in Greater Sudbury.

“The female informed police that she had been a passenger in a vehicle that ran out of fuel,” the OPP said in a release. “Police removed the female from the highway and located the vehicle in question.”

Officers spoke with the man seated in the driver’s seat and detected an odour of alcohol on his breath.

As a result of the investigation, Volodymyr Borowik, 29, from Toronto, was arrested and charged with impaired driving over 80 mgs.

The driver was issued a 90-day automatic driver’s licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. He was is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury on July 3.

The woman was charged with being intoxicated in a public place.

“If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, plan to not drive,” the OPP urged. “Instead, arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or public transit, or come up with another plan that takes impaired driving out of the picture.”

Source: North Bay Nugget