Schreiber OPP – Traffic Complaint leads to Impaired & Stunt Driving Charges

A traffic complaint has resulted in one individual facing multiple charges including both impaired and stunt driving.

On April 2, 2024, at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Schreiber Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment received a traffic complaint regarding an erratic driver travelling along Highway 17 near Terrace Bay.

Officers observed the vehicle to be travelling at 146 Kilometers per hour in a posted 90 Kilometers per hour zone. A traffic stop was conducted. The driver failed a roadside test and was subsequently placed under arrest for impaired driving. The driver was also found to be a suspended driver.

The driver was brought back to the Schreiber OPP Detachment for further testing.

Andrew Hepburn, 27-years-old of Elliot Lake has been charged with:

·        Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs

·        Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)

·        Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt

·        Driving While Under Suspension

The accused is now facing a 90-Day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS) and a 7-Day vehicle impoundment. The accused was released from custody and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on a later date.

The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. If you suspect someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.