(BALDWIN TOWNSHIP, ON) – On September 5, 2021 at approximately 8:41 p.m. members of the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded a tip from a concerned citizen of a possible impaired driver.


Police located the vehicle and spoke with the driver. A roadside screening device was administered and the driver was subsequently arrested. The driver was transported to the Espanola OPP Detachment.


As a result, 24-year-old Paul PHELAN from Elliot Lake was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Drive Motor Vehicle With Open Container of Liquor, contrary to section 32(1) of the Liquor License Act


An immediate 90-day driver’s license suspension and a 7-day vehicle impoundment was imposed.


The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on November 15, 2021.

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