18 Jun 2020
Yesterday Officers assigned to E bike patrol arrested an impaired driver on Main Street in North Bay
A 64 year old man from North Bay has been charged with:
One count of Operation of a Motor Vehicle with over 80 mgs.
Two officers assigned to general patrol on the North Bay Police Service’s newly acquired E Bikes made a traffic stop on Main Street in North Bay. The driver of the vehicle complied with the requirement to stop. Interaction with the police resulted in the man being arrested for impaired driving. The new E bikes are equipped with police lights and a siren consistent with the requirements of the Highway Traffic Act.
The accused was later released from police custody and will appear in court on July 29th 2020 to answer to the charge.
Deputy Chief Daze advises “Our officers continue to enforce driving related offences. This man is the 34th person charged with impaired driving this year. Looking at the first 5 months of 2020 compared to 2019 the police service’s impaired driving charges are up from 25 people charged in 2019 to 33 people charged in 2020.”
Chief Tod advises “This increase in the number of people charged may be a result of the additional impaired related training police have received in the last two years. But what is unique about this charge is the fact that it is the first impaired related occurrence with police using the new E bikes to keep our streets safe.”