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Traffic stop near Heyden leads to impaired driving charges

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A traffic stop on Highway 17 near Heyden has resulted in impaired driving charges for a Sault Ste. Marie driver.

Officers conducted the stop on Friday afternoon after officers spotted a vehicle travelling south on Highway 17 at a high rate of speed, says a news release issued by Sault Ste. Marie OPP.

As a result, Kyle Derasp was arrested and charged with impaired driving and speeding.

Full text of the OPP release follows:

On Dec. 16, 2022 at approximately 4 p.m., the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 17 in Aweres Township.

Police observed the vehicle speeding southbound on Highway 17. It was determined by officers that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the Sault Ste. Marie OPP detachment for further testing.

Kyle Derasp, 33 years of age of Sault Ste. Marie, was 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) CC
    •    Speeding, contrary to Section 128 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste Marie on Jan. 23, 2023. They were issued a 90-day administrative drivers licence suspension (ADLS) and the vehicle was impounded for 14 days.