Impaired collision

Incident Date
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:30
Incident Number
P19025424
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-02-05

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were responding to a report of an unwanted person at a lodge in the 400 block of Balmoral Street at about 3 a.m. on Tuesday Feb. 5, 2019.

While at the scene officers observed an SUV being driven by a suspected impaired driver. Officers spoke to the driver, who accelerated away from police when asked to park his vehicle.

The driver sped out of the parking lot and collided into a building across the street. He then exited his vehicle and attempted to flee the scene.

Police pursued the man on foot and placed him under arrest.

Police have charged a 21-year-old Thunder Bay man with Operation While Impaired Alcohol and Drugs, and Operation While Impaired Blood Alcohol Exceeding 80 mg per 100 ml of Blood.

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