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Traffic stop leads to numerous charges on Manitoulin Island

45-year-old faces impaired driving, weapons and multiple other charges

One person has been arrested and charged following a traffic stop on Highway 6.

On March 31, 2024 shortly after 7 p.m., the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting general patrol on Highway 6 in Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands. Police conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act violation.

Upon speaking with the driver, police were able to determine the driver had consumed alcoholic beverages. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the OPP detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Douglas Jensen, 45 years old from M'Chigeeng First Nation, has been charged with:
    •    Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
    •    Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
    •    Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
    •    Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
    •    Driving while under suspension - two counts
    •    Operate a motor vehicle without insurance
    •    Drive motor vehicle, no plates
    •    Class G1 licence holder - unaccompanied by qualified driver
    •    Novice driver - BAC above zero
    •    Improper number plate light
    •    Permit use of plate not authorized for vehicle
    •    Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available
    •    Having care or control of a motor vehicle with open container of liquor
    •    Drive motor vehicle, no permit

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay on April 23, 2024.

The driver received a 90-day administrative drivers licence suspension, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.