On October 17, 2014 at approximately 12:20 pm Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 just south of Highway 563 in Fisher Township.
A tractor trailer travelling southbound on Highway 17 veered off towards the west side ditch striking approximately 70 guardrails before coming to a rest at the abutment of the Batchewana bridge.
The 2007 Freightliner was destroyed and the trailer received moderate damage to its rear axles. It was loaded with paper.
The driver was not injured.
As a result of OPP investigation, 53 year old Dean DROUILLARD of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario was arrested and charged with the following: one count of Driving with Over 80 milligrams of Alcohol in 100 millilitres of Blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada; one count of Having Open Liquor in a Vehicle contrary to the Liquor Licence Act of Ontario; and one count of Failing to Complete Daily Log contrary to the Highway Traffic act of Ontario.
The accused was released on a Promise to Appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on November 17, 2014.