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Saultite accused of driving while impaired near Sudbury

11-07-18 OPP Stock
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A 31-year-old Saultite faces serious charges and costs incurred from a series of traffic complaints about a driver who seemed to be driving while impaired in the area of Lively, Ontario, near Sudbury.

Ontario Provincial Police report Daniel Lepage was located and stopped after three different callers reported the vehicle he was driving.

Officers determined his ability to operate the vehicle may have been impaired by drugs and arrested Lepage.

He was transported to Greater Sudbury Police Service for further testing by a Drug Recognition Expert but refused to comply with the demand.

As a result, Daniel Lepage, age 31, from Sault Ste. Marie, was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC);
  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand, contrary to section 320.15(1) of the CC; and
  • Drive While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

Lepage was released on an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on October 28, 2020, in Sudbury.

He was also issued a 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (ADLS) and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.