(MUNICIPALITY MARKSTAY-WARREN, ON) - On July 3, 2018 at approximately 3:15 a.m. members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Sudbury Detachment conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17 in the Municipality of Markstay-Warren, Ontario. The traffic stop was as a result of information police received that the driver may be intoxicated.
During their investigation the police determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. When asked to provide a breath sample, the driver refused to do so.
Joseph MUNROE, 36 years of age, from Sudbury, Ontario was arrested and charged with Fail or Refuse to Provide a Breath Sample, contrary to section 254(5) of the Criminal Code of Canada (CC) and Driving a Motor Vehicle with an Open Container of Liquor, contrary to section 32(1) of the Liquor Licence Act (LLA).
The accused was issued a 90 day Automatic Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. He was released on a Promise to Appear (PTA) and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury, Ontario, on August 29, 2018.
The OPP would like to thank the public for their assistance with this investigation.