A man stopped for holding a cell phone while driving his vehicle was also charged with driving while his abilities were impaired by alcohol.
On Wednesday March 14, 2018, just prior to 12:00 pm, Hawkesbury OPP Constable Sean Chirke intercepted a grey 2004 Ford F150 on Main Street in the Town of Hawkesbury.
The driver was stopped for holding a cell phone while driving his vehicle.
Interaction with the male driver gave the officer reason to believe that he had driven his motor vehicle with his abilities impaired by alcohol.
A 36-year-old Grenville man was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:
– Driving While Ability Impaired- motor vehicle (Alcohol)
– Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood
He was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with “Drive motor vehicle on a highway while using a hand-held wireless communication device”.
The vehicle was seized for seven days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.
He was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on March 28, 2018
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