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Hilton Beach man charged with impaired in North Bay

Thursday, November 08, 2012   by: SooToday.com Staff

OPP NEWS RELEASE

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On Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at approximately 3:30 p.m., the North Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from a member of the public reporting a traffic complaint.

The caller advised that a vehicle they were following on the bypass near Fisher Street was all over the road and they were concerned because of his driving.

Members of the North Bay OPP were able to locate the vehicle within 10 minutes and conducted a traffic stop just east of Highway 11 on Highway 17.

When stopped, the driver had an open can of beer beside him and was consequently arrested for impaired driving.

The driver was transported back to the North Bay Detachment and provided two breath samples, both indicating readings of 220mgs of alcohol in 100ml of blood.

Charged with impaired driving and exceeding 80mgs of alcohol in 100ml of blood contrary to sections 253 (1)(a) and (b) is:

Jorma Poranto, 68-year-old male from Hilton Beach, Ontario.

Mr. Poranto was also served a 90 license suspension and his vehicle will be impounded for seven days.

He will make his first court appearance in North Bay on November 20, 2012.

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Working Man 11/8/2012 3:51:15 PM Report

Now this is an allegation people. We don't know what 'really' happened!
moem 11/8/2012 4:12:49 PM Report

I hope I detected sarcasm, though there was a woman on here who said that about the guy charged with impaired driving wrong way down a one way street too so you never know!! Lol
crashed13 11/8/2012 4:27:06 PM Report

What makes the local news next? Thessalon man charged with picking up a hooker in Las Vegas?
SooTodayer 11/8/2012 4:57:28 PM Report

Crashed13- why wouldn't they put this on the news? It's not like some petty little thing.

Wowza, open beer in the car too. Way old enough to know better!
Working Man 11/8/2012 5:26:13 PM Report

Cmon people,

This is an 'allegation'. The cops may have planted that beer can in the car! You really never know these days.

habber 11/8/2012 7:54:02 PM Report

they didnt plant the alcohol in his bloodstream duh
Working Man 11/8/2012 8:47:07 PM Report

Habber,

I was being sarcastic dude. With all the evidence; the witness, the breath sample, seems obvious that he is probably guilty.

Well, at least he didn't rape anyone.
JitterinOnRitalin 11/9/2012 2:24:54 AM Report

The cat in the hat
Picked up a hooker
He got caught
Now his reputations In the pooper
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