(SABLES-SPANISH RIVERS TOWNSHIP, ON) – The Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid 60 impaired driving charges since January 1, 2023. This is a 46 per cent increase over 2022, which had 41 impaired driving charges between January 1 and September 17.

On September 17, 2023, shortly after 6:15 p.m., the Manitoulin OPP responded to a pickup truck in the ditch on West Branch Road in Sables-Spanish Rivers Township. Two people were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

As a result of the investigation, police determined the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages. The driver was arrested for impaired driving.

Milovan PESUKIC, 54-years-old, from Sudbury was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired causing bodily harm
  • Failure or refusal to comply with demand

The accused was released and scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on November 6, 2023.

The driver was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Drivers are reminded that no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving. If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, plan not to drive. Instead, arrange for a designated driver or take a taxi.

If you observe a suspected impaired driver, please call 9-1-1 immediately and report it.

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