On July 12, 2017 at approximately 5:45 p.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marathon detachment received a report regarding a possible impaired driver on highway 17 west of Marathon in the Jackfish Lake area.
Officers patrolled the area and located the vehicle on highway 17 near Neys Provincial Park. A traffic stop was conducted and after further investigation it was determined that the driver was impaired by alcohol.
As a result, the 36 year old female driver, Christine BROOKS of Manitouwadge, ON was arrested and charged with Driving with More than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Blood contrary to the Criminal Code.
The female is to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Marathon on September 27, 2017 to answer to the charge.
Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to drivers licence suspensions, vehicle impoundments, criminal records and increased insurance costs. Please drive responsibly and don’t drink and drive.
The public is encouraged to call 911 or contact police at 1-800-310-1122 whenever suspecting that a driver is impaired while operating a motor vehicle whether it is a Car, Truck, Motorcycle, ATV, Snowmobile, Boat or even an Airplane.