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ATV driver accused of impaired while pulling passenger in boat

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Police have accused a 58-year-old from Hornepayne of impaired driving.

OPP received a complaint on Sept. 16 of an individual driving an ATV towing a boat with a second passenger riding inside the vessel drinking alcohol.

OPP say they located the ATV and driver on a gravel road just south of Hornepayne.

As a result, David MacDonnell has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC),
  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC, and
  • Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code, contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the CC (Two Counts).

The driver was issued a 90-day administrative driver's licence suspension (ADLS) and the vehicle was impounded for 45 days. 

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on Dec. 17, 2020, in Hornepayne.