(BALDWIN TOWNSHIP, ON) – The Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested three people for impaired driving on August 30, 2023. The Manitoulin OPP has laid 54 impaired driving charges since January 1, 2023.

On August 30, 2023, shortly before 3:20 p.m., the Manitoulin OPP observed a vehicle swerving in and out of its lane on Highway 17 in Baldwin Township.

Police conducted a traffic stop. It was determined the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages. The driver was arrested for impaired driving and returned to the McKerrow OPP detachment for further tests.

Allan GILPIN, 53-years-old, from Belle Ewart was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The accused was released and scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Espanola on October 3, 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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