Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest


On August 21, 2022 at approximately 12:50 a.m. the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting stationary radar traffic enforcement on Centre Street in the Town of Espanola.

Police observed a vehicle travelling over 50km/h above the posted speed limit of 60 km/h in the community safety zone. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was arrested. Officers determined the driver had consumed alcohol and subsequently issued an Approve Screening Device (ASD) demand which resulted in a fail.

Andrew CORBIERE, 36-years-old from M’Chigeeng First Nation was charged with:

Operation While Impaired- Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)
Operation While Impaired- Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b)
Drive Motor Vehicle- Perform Stunt- Excessive Speed- Community Zone, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on October 3, 2022.



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