Vehicle rollover in northern Ontario leads to impaired driving charge for Mississauga man

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Published July 10, 2024 at 10:35 am

Man from Mississauga charged after car rolls into ditch near Sudbury.

A Mississauga man is facing dangerous and impaired driving charges after a car left the highway, crashed into a ditch and rolled over near Manitoulin Island on Tuesday afternoon.

Manitoulin OPP said in a news release on Wednesday morning the single-vehicle crash took place just after 1 p.m. on a stretch of Highway 17 in Sables-Spanish Rivers Township, a community on the north shore of Georgian Bay about 70 kilometres west of Sudbury.

Responding officers found the vehicle rolled over and in the ditch beside the highway, police said.

According to OPP, the lone occupant of the car told the officers he was not injured.

Police believed the man to be impaired and took him to the OPP detachment nearby for further testing.

The driver of the vehicle, a 25-year-old Mississauga man, was subsequently charged with dangerous operation and operation while impaired (alcohol and drugs).

He’ll appear in court Sept. 9 to answer to the charges. In the meantime, he was issued a 90-day licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days, police said.

Manitoulin OPP said they’ve laid 52 impaired driving charges since Jan. 1.

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