Police have charged a woman in Parry Sound that police say was driving while impaired.

On February 9th, shortly before 2:30am, the West Parry Sound OPP observed a woman in a vehicle on James Street. The officer spoke to the driver and an investigation revealed she had been drinking.

A 27-year-old woman from M’Chigeeng First Nation was arrested and charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration of 80 plus,  and having care or control with an open container of liquor.

The driver was released and is scheduled to appear at the Parry Sound court on February 21st. The vehicle she was driving was impounded for seven days though police did not say if her license was suspended as well.

The OPP reminds drivers that there is no safe amount of drug or alcohol consumption when driving.

Anyone who suspects a driver that is driving while impaired is urged to call police by dialling 9-1-1 immediately.