A North Bay man faces multiple charges after he rode his ATV while impaired and did so without a helmet and a driver's licence.
The North Bay OPP were patroling along Highway 11 on May 18 at around 8:15 p.m. when they noticed a person on an all-terrain vehicle on Roy's Road not wearing a helmet.
After speaking with the driver, the OPP says the officers arrested the driver for impaired driving and the driver was brought to the North Bay OPP for further testing.
Not only that, but the OPP add that the officers found the driver to be a suspended driver in Ontario since 1992.
As a result of the investigation, Robert Urry, age 57, of North Bay, was charged with the following:
- Operation While Impaired - Alcohol and Drugs contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC),
- Operation While Impaired - Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC,
- Drive While Under Suspension contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA),
- No Number Plate Showing Permit Number contrary to section 316.16(1) of the HTA Ontario Regulations,
- Not Property Insured contrary to section 316.17 of the HTA Ontario Regulations, and
- Driver - No Helmet contrary to section 316.19(1) of the HTA Ontario Regulations.
The accused was released on an Appearance Notice and Summons' and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice on July 28, 2020, in North Bay.
The ATV was impounded for seven days and the drivers' licence was subject to a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS).
This incident marks 20 drivers charged under the criminal impaired driving laws in the North Bay Detachment.