9-1-1 Call Leads to Impaired Driving Charge in Wawa

Local police have laid an impaired driving charge after a 9-1-1 call shortly after midnight.

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police say the call came in around 12:30 this morning, warning of a possible impaired driver operating a pickup truck in Wawa - officers located the vehicle on Mission Road and performed a traffic stop, detecting the odour of alcohol on the man's breath, leading to his arrest.

The 27-year-old from Pic Mobert First Nation has been charged with operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration of 80 plus, while his vehicle's been impounded seven days and his driver's licence has been automatically suspended for 90 days.

He's been released from custody, set to appear at Wawa's Ontario Court of Justice in early April.