Shortly before 1 p.m. on Wednesday, police said said they stopped the westbound tractor trailer on Highway 17, east of Thessalon, Ont. The officer determined the 47-year-old man had been consuming alcoholic beverages and was arrested.
After he was taken to the OPP’s Blind River detachment, where a breath sample was taken, the driver was found to have four times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.
The driver was then transported to a local hospital as a precaution, police said. He was later released into police custody.
The driver, who hails from Mississauga, Ont. was charged with:
- Driving while Ability Impaired – Motor Vehicle
- Driving with More than 80 milligrams of Alcohol in Blood
He is to appear in a Blind River court on June 9.
Source: CBC News