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ATV operator arrested following impaired driving investigation in Moonbeam

2020-04-01 OPP stock
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KAPUSKASING - On May 13, 2021, members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call of a possible impaired driver. Officers conducted a traffic stop on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in the Hamlet of Moonbeam, investigation revealed that the driver was suspected to be impaired.

Further investigation revealed that the driver was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

As a result, Patricia Armes, 47 years old of Moonbeam, was arrested and 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) of the CC
    •    Operate a motor vehicle without insurance, contrary to section 2(1)(a) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
    •    Drive motor vehicle, no plates, contrary to section 7(1)(b)(i) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
    •    Driver - no helmet or improper helmet, contrary to section Reg.316 19(1) of the HTA
    •    Driver fail to surrender licence, contrary to section 33(1) of the HTA
    •    Fail to notify change of address, contrary to section 9(2) of the HTA

The accused was released by way of an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on June 7, 2021 in Kapuskasing. The accused was issued a 90-day administrative driver's licence suspension (ADLS) and the ATV was impounded for seven days.