(ESPANOLA, ON) – On Friday December 7, 2018 at approximately 3:37 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a vehicle being operated in an erratic manner on Highway 6 in the Town of Espanola, Ontario.

Shortly after the complaint, officers located the vehicle in the southbound ditch on Highway 6.

As a result of the investigation, 63-year-old Gerald SUTHERLAND, from Nairn-Hyman Township, Ontario has been charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, contrary to section 249(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola, Ontario on February 1, 2019.

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at to where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.

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