(PARRY SOUND, ON) - On July 30, 2018 shortly before 5:30 p.m., a member of the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a possible impaired driver on Bowes Street in Parry Sound, Ontario. Police located the vehicle and observed the vehicle cross the centre line. Police stopped the vehicle and the officer spoke to the driver determining that he had consumed alcohol.
As a result of the investigation Joseph HAND, a 42-year old male from Parry Sound, Ontario was arrested and charged with:
Drive motor vehicle - over 80 mgs. of blood alcohol, contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code,
Drive motor vehicle while ability impaired - alcohol, contrary to section 253(1)(a) the CC, and
Drive while under suspension contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
The driver was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound, Ontario on August 16, 2018.
The OPP reminds motorists that there is no safe amount of drug or alcohol consumption when driving. Anyone who suspects a driver that is driving while impaired is urged to call police by dialing 9-1-1 immediately.