(WEST NIPISING, ON) - On May 10, 2020 at approximately 3:00 p.m., members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 17 in the Municipality of West Nipissing.
Officers located the vehicle stopped on Highway 17, just east of Sandy Falls Road. Investigation revealed the driver had been consuming alcohol and was arrested.
Provincial Constable Jaak VALIOTS, a 23-year member serving at Temiskaming OPP Detachment was off duty at the time and has been charged with Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
The officer is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on July 21, 2020 in North Bay. He was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
This charge marks the 21st driver charged under Criminal Impaired Driving Laws in the Nipissing West Detachment area in 2020. In 2019, Nipissing West OPP charged 62 drivers.