|Police Charge Drivers with DUI|
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 (11152 reads)
The Almaguin Highlands OPP responded to a motor collision at the intersection of Municipal Road and Eagle Lake Road, in Machar Township on Thursday, July 31, after a driver of a 2009 Pontiac Vibe was stopped at a stop sign on Municipal Road, when a Chevrolet Silverado turned onto Municipal Road from Eagle Lake Road, striking the rear of the Pontiac.
The driver of the Silverado stopped momentarily before leaving the scene of the collision. Police located the driver, Morley Avis, 76, of South River, a short time later and arrested and charged him with Driving with More than 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in 100 Milliliters of Blood, contrary to the Criminal Code.
Then, on Friday August 1, at approximately 11:15pm police received a northbound traffic complaint on Highway 11, in Armour Township. OPP stopped the vehicle, a black Volkswagen Jetta at the north entrance to Burk’s Falls, Ontario.
OPP spoke to the driver of the vehicle and subsequently arrested the driver for impaired operation.
The driver, Benjamin Ley, 42, of Oakville, was charged with Driving while Ability Impaired and Driving with More than 80 milligrams of Alcohol in 100 Milliliters of Blood.. The accused was also charged with Driving Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor, contrary to the Liquor Licence Act.
Both men will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sundridge, Ontario on Thursday, September 25, 2014.