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Thessalon man arrested on outstanding warrant

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Police have charged Shaun Hutchinson following an incident that occurred in Thessalon on Oct. 14.

A news release issued today by the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) states that 46-year-old was arrested on an outstanding warrant and also faces a charge of being intoxicated in public place.

Full text of the OPP release follows:

THESSALON - On Oct. 14, 2021 at approximately 4:30 p.m., East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to Main Street in Thessalon in regards to an intoxicated person who had just left a retail store.

Police attended and located the person walking on Main Street. Police learned there was also an arrest warrant for failing to attend court. Subsequently, the person was arrested and charged.

Shaun Hutchinson, 46 years old of Johnson Township, was charged with:
    •    failure to attend court after having appeared, contrary to section 145(2)(b) of the Criminal Code
    •    being intoxicated in public place, contrary to section 31(4) of the Liquor License Act

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on Nov. 25, 2021.