Driver issued three day licence suspension; breath registers in warning range
Nipissing West OPP says a three-day licence ban has been issued to a 49-year-old from Alban because of a breathalyzer test that resulted in a “warning.”
Police say they stopped the vehicle on Golf Course Road in French River for a seatbelt infraction. Throughout the interaction, officers noticed the driver had been drinking alcohol, which resulted in the breathalyzer test.
Officials say the accused has been charged with:
- Driver – Fail to Properly Wear Seatbelt
- Driver – Fail to Surrender Licence
The vehicle was towed away from the scene.
Police say the penalties for being within the warn range is:
- First-time offence carries a three-day licence suspension and a $250 penalty.
- Second-time offence within 5 years carries a seven-day licence suspension, a $350 penalty and mandatory alcohol education program.
- Subsequent offences within five years carry tougher penalties.