Swastika Man Charged With Impaired Driving in Chapleau

Local police have laid an impaired driving charge after a traffic stop in Chapleau.

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police say they responded to a report of a possible impaired driver around 6:30 last night, with the suspect vehicle observed on Monk Street a short time later.

While speaking with the driver, officers detected an odour of alcohol from the vehicle, leading to a roadside test - the driver registered a "fail", and was taken to the local detachment for further testing, leading to a charge of operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration of 80 plus.

The 43-year-old Swastika man's been released from custody with a court date in June, though his driver's license has also been automatically suspended for 90 days, and his vehicle impounded for seven days.