(ESPANOLA, ON) – One motorist has been arrested and charged with impaired operation.


On April 9, 2023, at approximately 1:30 p.m. the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a traffic complaint on Highway 17 regarding a vehicle that was unable to maintain its lane.


Police located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, police observed signs of impairment and the driver was subsequently arrested.


As a result, Christopher HEISE, 43-years-old from Little Current was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs;
  • Operate unsafe vehicle; and
  • Possess more than one licence


The accused’s vehicle was impounded for seven days and driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days. The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on May 15, 2023.

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