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Erratic driving near Thessalon, Bruce Mines leads to charges

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An Elliot Lake driver was charged Sunday afternoon following an Algoma OPP traffic stop near Thessalon.

“OPP responded to several traffic complaints of a pickup truck travelling at a high rate of speed and forcing oncoming traffic to the shoulder on Highway 17 east of the Town of Bruce Mines,” says a news release issued by Algoma OPP.

“Police observed the pickup truck on Highway 17 west of the Town of Thessalon travelling at a speed of more than 150 km/hr.”

The suspect was charged following a traffic stop near Dominion Park Drive within the Municipality of Huron Shores.

As a result, the vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.

The 45-year-old is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 8 and stands charged with:
    •    Drive motor vehicle - perform stunt - excessive speed, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act
    •    Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available, contrary to section 12(1) Cannabis Control Act