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Traffic stop leads to impaired driving charges

Police observed the vehicle operating in an erratic manner
Police Stop male driver
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On Jan. 26, 2018 at 3:22 p.m., the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members were conducting general patrol duties on Causley Street in the Town of Blind River, Ont.

Police observed the vehicle operating in an erratic manner and conducted a subsequent traffic stop on Indiana Avenue. Upon speaking to the male driver, physical signs of alcoholic beverage consumption was observed and a strong odour of alcoholic beverage was emanating from his breath. As a result, the male was arrested, driver's license suspended, and the vehicle was towed and impounded.

In addition, the male had numerous pills in his possession which were suspected Percocet's.  

Keith Vanevery, 27 years of age from Huron Shores, was charged with:

  • Driving while ability impaired - motor vehicle (alcohol), contrary to section 253(1) of the Criminal Code (CC),
  • Driving with more than 80 mg of alcohol in blood, contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the CC,
  • Fail to comply with probation order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC,
  • Possession of schedule I substance - opioid, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on March 1, 2018.