We've seen traffic backed up on the Manitoulin Island swing bridge before, but it's usually caused by high summertime volume.
Not this time.
Yesterday officers from the Manitoulin-Espanola Detachment of the OPP responded to a report of a vehicle blocking traffic on the swing bridge on Highway 6 in Little Current.
At approximately 10:50 p.m., officers found the vehicle stopped on the one-lane swing bridge. Investigation revealed that the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages.
As a result, Samantha Dame, 31, of Sault Ste. Marie has been charged with:
- Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol, and with
- Driving With Over 80 mg of Alcohol in Blood.
Dame is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay, Ontario on August 14, 2018.