Even with Festive R.I.D.E. in full swing, four drivers are facing numerous impaired driving-related charges after a busy two days for police in Almaguin.
On Friday at about 6:00 am, Almaguin Highlands OPP received a complaint about a car stopped on Commercial Drive in Armour Township.
After checking out the car, police charged the driver, 55-year-old Gus Kouboules of Hamilton with driving while drug impaired, failing to comply with a probation order, possession of over 30 grams of dried cannabis in a public place contrary to the Cannabis Act, driving while under suspension, driving a motor vehicle with no validation on the plate, and possession of unmarked cigarettes.
He remains in custody and will appear in Parry Sound court on Wednesday, December 19th.
On that same day at 8:00 pm, police in Burk’s Falls stopped a car on Yonge Street and charged a 49-year-old woman with driving while impaired. Jennifer Stark of Burk’s Falls was also charged with over 80 mg of blood-alcohol. She was released and is set to appear in court in Sundridge on January 10, 2019.
Continuing later into Friday night, the OPP was called at 11:20 pm about a car driving into the centre median ditch on Hill Valley Road in Strong Township.
Police arrested and charged 36-year-old Cameron Borland of Kearney with impaired driving and driving with over 80 mg of blood alcohol. He was released and will also appear in Sundridge court on January 10th.
A 54-year old driver was arrested on Saturday at about 5:20 pm after police received a driving complaint.
Terri Leclair of Ryerson Township was arrested and charged with failing or refusing to provide a sample.
Leclair will be joining Stark and Borland in Sundridge court on January 10th.