Newfoundland Man Charged After Erratic Driving Near White River

A Newfoundland man is facing an impaired driving charge after his vehicle was spotted driving erratically on Highway 17 Saturday morning.

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police say an off-duty officer spotted the commercial motor vehicle driving erratically in Vasiloff Township - just southeast of White River - around 8:46 Saturday morning.

The officer followed the vehicle until it parked at a White River business, where the officer arrested the driver, a 52-year-old man from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador.

He has been charged with dangerous operation and operation while impaired by alcohol and drugs, remanded into custody and scheduled to appear in Sault Ste. Marie's Ontario Court of Justice tomorrow.