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Erratic driving at 4 a.m. in Little Current leads to charges

Driver, 36, from New Liskeard arrested after vehicle stopped in Little Current
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NORTHEASTERN MANITOULIN AND THE ISLANDS – Police say they conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for erratic driving in Little Current over the weekend, which they say resulted in an arrest.

On March 31 shortly after 4 a.m., the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police were conducting general patrol on Water Street.

Police observed a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner and conducted a traffic stop, according to an OPP news release.

Upon speaking with the driver, police determined the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to the OPP detachment for further testing, police said.

James Hammer, 36, from New Liskeard has been charged with:

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

He is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay on April 16.

The driver was also issued a 90-day driver's licence suspension, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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