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Sudbury driver charged with impaired in Bruce Mines

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A news release issued today by the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) reports that a Sudbury woman has been charged with impaired driving in Bruce Mines.

The release states that on Tuesday evening numerous complainants, including an off-duty OPP officer, observed a vehicle being driven erratically in the area before pulling over in the business section of Bruce Mines.

Full text of the OPP news release follows:

BRUCE MINES - On October 6, 2020, shortly after 7:45 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began to receive traffic complaints of a minivan travelling westbound on Highway 17. The vehicle was all over the road and hitting the gravel nearing the Town of Bruce Mines.

One of the complainants was an off-duty OPP officer who advised his Thessalon OPP colleagues that the vehicle had pulled over in the business section of Bruce Mines.

Police located the vehicle and spoke to the driver. Officers determined the driver had consumed alcohol.

As a result of the investigation, Shana Taylor, age 33 from Sudbury, was charged with:
    •    Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code; and with
    •    Having care and control of a motor vehicle with open liquor, contrary to section 32(1) of the Liquor Licence Act.

The driver was issued a 90 day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (ADLS) and the motor vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on Nov. 5, 2020.