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Truck drives through motel window. Driver charged

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BRUCE MINES - On Oct. 7, 2017, shortly after 4 a.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a single motor vehicle collision that occurred at a local motel in the Town of Bruce Mines.

Investigation determined that an (alleged) intoxicated male backed his pick-up truck through a motel window and caused extensive damage to the motel room. Police located the male driver in a motel room. When speaking to the driver the officer determined the driver had been consuming alcohol.

As a result of the investigation, Austin Tunney, 20 years of age from Espanola, Ont. was charged with:

  • driving while ability impaired-motor vehicle (alcohol), contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); and
  • driving with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood, contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on Nov. 2, 2017.