(LITTLE CURRENT, ON) – On September 17, 2022 at approximately 5:30 a.m., the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint at the Swing Bridge on Highway 6 in Little Current.


The complainant reported a vehicle failing to proceed through the green light and the driver’s head was observed resting on the steering wheel.  Police spoke with the driver determined they had consumed drugs. They were subsequently arrested and returned to detachment for further tests.


Christian GAUVIN, 39-years-old, from Espanola was charged with:

·      Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)

·      Operation While Impaired – Blood Drug Concentration, contrary to section 320.14(1)(c) of the CC

·      Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA)

·      Possession of imitation weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to section 88 of the CC


The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on October 24, 2022.

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