Several boaters charged for impaired boating in a two-day span
PARRY SOUND, ON – The O.P.P. are shedding light on what they described as a ‘busy weekend’.
According to the West Parry Sound O.P.P. officers and members of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry were patrolling Mill Lake in McDougall, and Lake Manitouwabing in McKellar.
Over the Friday and Saturday, the O.P.P. says that five different boaters registered an alert on an alcohol screening device and got their licence suspended for three days.
In total, the police laid eight charges under the Liquor Licence Act, and five charges under Small Vessel Regulations.
Around 12:30 am on Saturday, Officers stopped a boat on Mill Lake, as a result, a 20-year-old from Collingwood was handed five separate charges.
The boater was charged with operating the boat while impaired, operation of the boat with 80 milligrams or more of alcohol in the bloodstream, operation of a vessel without “prescribed competency”, failing to have a stern light, and failing to have side lights.
They are due in court in Parry Sound on August 15th.