Southwestern Ontario Man Faces Multiple Charges Including Speeding and Impaired Driving

A southwestern Ontario man is facing multiple charges after being stopped for speeding near Wawa.

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police say they were conducting speed enforcement on Highway 17 in Bailloquet Township north of Wawa when they stopped an SUV around 3:15 Sunday afternoon - officers detected the odour of alcohol on the driver's breath and the driver ended up registering a "fail" on an approved screening device, so he was taken back to the local detachment for further testing.

The 40-year-old London, Ontario man has been charged with: operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus); operate a motor vehicle without insurance; speeding 1-49 kilometres over posted limit; driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available; and 2 counts of driving while under suspension.

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

Superior East OPP remind no amount of alcohol or drug is safe to consume and drive, and urge anyone who suspects an impaired driver to call 911 or the OPP.