PARRY SOUND, ON – The West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police has laid its 48th drunk driving charge of 2019.

It is the 37th week of the year, meaning the pace has been set at more than one incident per week.

Officers were on routine patrol around 10:30pm in McDougall Township when they spotted a parked vehicle with the driver’s door open and a lone man standing in the intersection of Parry Sound Drive and Nobel Road.

Police spoke with the man and detected an odour of alcohol. A test with a road-side screening registered as fail for the driver and he was taken to the detachment for further testing.

A 55-year-old Toronto area man has been charged with operation while impaired. He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on October 17th.