Collision with post leads to impaired charge

drinking and driving

(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) – On December 20, 2017 at 4:17 p.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members received a call of a motor vehicle that had struck a light post on Hillside Drive North in the City of Elliot Lake, Ontario.

OPP officers and Algoma Paramedic Services attended the scene. The male driver was treated and released by paramedics. Upon speaking to the male driver, police detected a strong odour of alcohol emanating from his breath. As a result, the male was arrested, driver’s license suspended, and the vehicle was towed and impounded.

George LENDAK, 33 years of age, from Elliot Lake, Ontario was charged with:

Care or Control Over 80 mgs, contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC) and
Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on January 2, 2018.

The OPP remind motorists that no amount of alcohol or drug is acceptable to consume and drive. Report impaired drivers. Should you observe a suspected impaired driver, please dial 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.



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