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There's nothing quite like getting stuck in Wawa in the middle of a snowstorm. They've set up the roadblocks on Highway 17 in front of the Superior East detachment there, and there's a friendly-looking OPP officer directing traffic.
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There's nothing quite like getting stuck in Wawa in the middle of a snowstorm.

They've set up the roadblocks on Highway 17 in front of the Superior East detachment there, and there's a friendly-looking OPP officer directing traffic.

You're anxious to be back on the road again, so you walk up and ask for directions.

So far so good.

But never, ever, ever carry an open beer when approaching the police.

It's just a really bad idea.

For his extraordinary knowledge of Ontario law, SooToday.com is pleased to recognize Alexander Fylak of Rochester Hills, Michigan with our Rocket Scientist of the Week Award.

By the way, Alex, it's also illegal to transport or possess alcohol in an open container on any public highway in Michigan.

Just so you know.

The following are OPP news releases:

********************* (Wawa, Ontario) - At 9:10 a.m. on the 18th of December 2005, a Superior East OPP officer was directing traffic in front of the Superior East OPP Detachment due to the Highway 17 road closures. At this time a male party approached the OPP cruiser to ask when the road may be opened. Unfortunately for this male party, he had an open beer in his hand while speaking to the officer. Further investigation revealed that there was quite a quantity of alcohol in his car. 49-year-old Alexander Fylak of Rochester Hills Michigan was charged with having liquor in an open container other than a licensed premises, residence or private area, contrary to the Liquor License Act of Ontario.

******************* (Wawa, Ontario) - On the 17th of December, Superior East OPP Wawa officers stopped a vehicle shortly after 1 a.m. The vehicle was travelling northbound on Highway 17 in the Township of Lalibert. Investigation revealed that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver was returned to Superior East OPP Detachment where tests were conducted. As a result of this investigation, 50-year-old Jean-Guy Fournier of Kapuskasing was charged with operating a motor vehicle with over 80 milligrams of alcohol. Fournier is to attend court on the 6th of February 2006 in Wawa.

******************* (Chapleau, Ontario) - Shortly before 12:30 a.m. on the 17th of December, Superior East OPP Chapleau stopped a motor vehicle near Birch Street. Occupants of the vehicle advised that their driver was the designated driver for the evening. Unfortunately their designated driver had been consuming alcohol and investigation determined that the driver had been operating a motor vehicle with an excess of alcohol in his system. As a result, 21-year-old Anthony Sarrazin of Chapleau was charged with operating a motor vehicle with over 80 milligrams of alcohol and also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

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