SE OPP White River – Driver Charged with Impaired after Collision

A collision has resulted in multiple criminal charges for one individual. On December 7, 2023, shortly after 12:00 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified of a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 near Highway 519, approximately 45 km south of White River.

Through investigation, officers determined the vehicle driver had consumed alcoholic beverages. As a result, John PROUSE, 52 years-of-age, of Thunder Bay was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operation while Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs
  • Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Transport Firearm in a Careless Manner

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on January 8, 2024 in Wawa. The accused was issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The Superior East OPP reminds motorists that no amount of alcohol or drug is acceptable to consume and drive. If you believe a driver is impaired, please call 9-1-1 or contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police