Skip to content

Driver faces impaired, drug charges following traffic stop near Spragge

Sudbury driver arrested after officers locate small amount of opioids during search
2018-01-16 OPP cruiser.jpg
Stock image

NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
******************************
TOWNSHIP OF THE NORTH SHORE - On Nov. 18, 2020 shortly after 9 a.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint where a westbound vehicle crossed the centre lines several times on Highway 17 within the Township of the North Shore.

A short time later, police observed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on Highway 17 near Wagoosh Lake Road. A query found the driver to be suspended. The pickup truck had plates that were not authorized for that vehicle. The driver failed the standard field sobriety test (SFST) and was taken to the Espanola OPP detachment where a drug recognition expert (DRE) conducted an evaluation and determined the driver to be impaired by drug. The passenger was arrested for giving a false name. Officers searched the vehicle and located a small amount of opioids in the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, Byron Corbiere, age 30 from Sudbury, was charged with:
    •    Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC);
    •    Dangerous operation, contrary to section 320.13(1) of the CC;
    •    Possession of Schedule I Substance - opioid (other than heroin), contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA);
    •    Two counts of driving while under suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA);
    •    Use plate not authorized for vehicle, contrary to section 12(1)(d) of the HTA;
    •    Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle, contrary to section 7(5)(a) of the HTA;
    •    Drive motor vehicle, fail to display two plates, contrary to section 7(1)(b)(i) of the HTA; and with
    •    Fail to surrender insurance card, contrary to section 3(1) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.

The passenger Shane Wabanosse, age 34 from Sudbury, was charged with:
    •    Obstruct peace officer, contrary to section 129(a) of the CC.

Both accused are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on Jan. 7, 2021.

******************************