62 year-old Charged after Traffic Complaint


(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) – On February 9, 2023, at approximately 7:00 p.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding a possible impaired driver who had left a business on Mountain Road in Elliot Lake.

The complainant reported that an intoxicated male was at the establishment insulting staff and wanting to fight. The male departed in a blue Jeep prior to police arrival. Police located the Jeep a short time later on Westhill Road and a vehicle stop was conducted. As a result, the driver was arrested and the vehicle was towed and impounded.

Thomas HORVATH, 62 years-old, from Elliot Lake 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) of the CC

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on March 6, 2023.

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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