Drunk driving

Manitoulin OPP officers lay five impaired driving charges in less than a week

Sudbury Star Officers from the Manitoulin OPP detachment arrested and charged five alleged impaired drivers in the past week. On Aug. 29 around 2:45 p.m., police responded to a complaint of an impaired driver in Carnarvon Township on Manitoulin Island Officers located the vehicle on Highway 6 in South Baymouth and determined that the driver […]

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Sudbury court: Drunk driver didn’t have a licence

Sudbury Star Photo illustration Postmediia file photo A Wanup man who is not supposed to drive and was found driving drunk in a spot-check last November is looking at a 60-day jail sentence when he gets sentenced in about six weeks. Neil McPhail, 49, pleaded guilty Wednesday in the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury […]

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Sudbury driver’s blood-alcohol readings ‘incredibly high’

Sudbury Star ‘For some reason, something happens when law-abiding citizens get behind the wheel of a car and they have been drinking’ A Sudbury judge lamented the fact that too many otherwise law-abiding citizens lose their good judgment when they drink and then decide to drive. Ontario Court Justice John Keast made the comments as […]

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Sudbury driver was two times over the limit

Sudbury Star An Ontario Court judge sternly told a Greater Sudbury man Wednesday that he can drink all he wants, but just don’t get behind a steering wheel and drive. “It’s not common to have a reading over 200,” Justice Greg Rodgers told Denis Gagnon, who was awaiting sentencing Wednesday on a blowing over charge. […]

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Blood alcohol readings shock Sudbury judge

Sudbury Star He was four times over the limit A Cape Breton man found asleep and snoring inside a parked vehicle with its engine running in Sudbury produced blood alcohol readings so high they shocked a judge. “Mr. (Kyle) Leonard: I am kind of gobsmacked to have, on the same day, a case where the […]

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Sudbury police file: Call to drive-through results in impaired charge

Sudbury Star A 45-year-old Espanola man was hit with an impaired driving charge after attempting to order food through a drive-through window, resulting in a call to the Manitoulin OPP on Sunday. Officers responded around 10:35 a.m., according to a release, to a report of a possible impaired driver at a local business in Baldwin […]

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Drunk drivers keeping OPP busy in Sudbury area

Sudbury Star An e-bike stands outside Urban Wasp in London. / Postmedia File photo CRAIG GLOVER / CRAIG GLOVER Modifying an e-bike to make it faster is illegal. It can also make the bike a motor vehicle under the law and if you drive it drunk on a road to Sudbury, it’s a criminal act, […]

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Sudbury court: If you’ve been drinking, don’t do this

Sudbury Star If you had to pick one area of the city to never drive at a high rate of speed while drunk, it would likely be near Tom Davies Square on Paris and Brady streets, which is home to the Greater Sudbury Police Service. But Genevieve Finlay did just that during the busy dinner […]

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Drunk driver breaks neck in Sudbury crash; passenger also hurt

Sudbury Star A Greater Sudbury man who caused a serious motor vehicle accident while drunk that sent him and his passenger to hospital in 2017, and then found driving drunk again less than three months later will be sentenced later this summer. Steven Legault, 42, and in custody, pleaded guilty Wednesday to five of the […]

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Sudbury court: Family member blocked in driver, calls police

Sudbury Star For getting into a vehicle drunk following a family dispute, driving a short distance and then returning home only to get boxed in by another person aware of the drinking and driving, a Val Caron man has been fined $1,200 and lost his driver’s licence for one year. But what concerned Ontario Court […]

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