Chapleau Man Facing Impaired Driving Charges

A Chapleau man's facing impaired driving charges.

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police say they received an anonymous traffic complaint about a possible impaired driver around 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with officers locating the vehicle on King Street.

The officers performed a traffic stop, and - while speaking with the driver - detected the odour of alcohol on his breath, leading to a roadside test which the man failed - he was then taken to the local detachment for further testing.

Police have charged the 45-year-old Chapleau man with operation while impaired by alcohol and drugs, operation while impaired with blood alcohol concentration of 80 plus, and drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available.

Released from custody with a court date in June, the man's driver's licence was automatically suspended 90 days while the vehicle's been impounded for seven days.