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Driving without headlights leads to impaired charge

The accused will appear in court in January
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On Dec. 3, 2017 offices with the Patrol Services Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 53-year-old Trudy Vaittinen of Pine Street for an impaired driving related offence.

Just after 1 a.m., officers observed the accused operating a motor vehicle on Allard Street with no headlights on. Officers initiated a traffic stop and soon after demanded that the accused provide a sample of her breath into a roadside screening device. The device registered a fail and the accused was taken into custody. 

The accused has been charged with one count of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level that was over the legal limit. She will appear in court on Jan. 8, 2018.

If you have any information regarding these crimes, or any other crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 705-942-7867 or 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submit an e-tip from the Crime Stoppers' website or text keyword SSM with your tip to 274637.