Police locate impaired motorist following pair of hit-and-runs

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 09:15
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2020-02-26

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were originally dispatched to the area of Bruce Street just before 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24 following reports of a hit and run that had just occurred on Beverly Street near Winnipeg Avenue.

Dispatchers advised officers they would be seeking a male driving a blue pick-up truck, and that the male was recently spotted heading northbound on Fort William Road. The male was eventually stopped by police and stopped at the Tractor Trailer Service on Fort William Road at 3 p.m.

When police arrested the accused male driver they noticed signs of impairment. Further investigation revealed signs the male had been consuming alcohol.

The driver was transported to TBPS headquarters where samples of his breath were taken.

The results of those breath tests showed the male had 340 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, which is more than four times the legal limit.

An ongoing investigation into the hit and run officers were originally dispatched to revealed the impaired motorist rear-ended another motorist who was stopped at a stop sign at Beverly Street and High Street.

The accused motorist then fled from the scene of the collision, striking another vehicle while heading eastbound on Beverly Street.

A 38-year-old Thunder Bay man is charged with Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Alcohol and Drugs, Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired Blood Alcohol Concentration.

The accused was released from custody with a future court date.



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