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Driver charged after truck on Hwy. 17 seen 'swerving all over the road'

OPP called Sunday afternoon about possible impaired driver in North Shore Township

BLIND RIVER – Police say a driver has been charged after a truck was seen swerving on the highway east of the Sault on Sunday afternoon.

The East Algoma OPP said at around 2:30 p.m. they received a call from a motorist regarding a possible impaired driver on Highway 17 in North Shore Township.

The complainant reported following "a white company truck swerving all over the road and having difficulty maintaining their lane," police said in a news release. 

Police stopped the truck and spoke to the driver. 

As a result, the driver was arrested and the vehicle was towed and impounded, according to police.

Carrie Myles, 35, from Hanmer, north of Sudbury, is charged with:

  • Operation while impaired - Alcohol and Drugs
  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on May 2.

None of the allegations have been tested in court and Myles is considered innocent unless proven guilty.