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Kapuskasing traffic stop leads to impaired driving, drug charges

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KAPUSKASING - On April 30, 2021, members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle to ascertain the sobriety of the driver.

Further investigation revealed that the driver of the motor vehicle was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages and was in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

As a result, Nicholas Mack, 25 years old of Constance Lake First Nation, was arrested and charged with:

  • Adult operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs, contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Adult operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC
  • Adult possession of a schedule I substance - methamphetamine, contrary to Section 4(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Class G1 holder - unaccompanied by qualified driver, contrary to Section 5(1) - O'Reg 340/94 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
  • Drive motor vehicle with open container of liquor, contrary to Section 32(1) of the Liquor Licence Act
  • Driver fail to surrender licence, contrary to Section 33(1) - HTA

The accused was released by way of an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on July 26, 2021 in Kapuskasing.

The accused was issued a 90-day administrative driver's licence suspension (ADLS) and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.