Driving impaired with two drivers licences is still illegal


(BLIND RIVER, ON) – February 17, 2016 at approximately 9:35 a.m. the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call regarding a possible impaired driver on Causley Street in Blind River.

The off duty officer requested assistance and officers arrived on scene at approximately 9:43 a.m.  Through investigation, Michel Edmond Joseph FORTIN (53) of Blind River was charged with the following and is scheduled to appear in Blind River court, May 5, 2016.

  • Driving Motor Vehicle While Ability Impaired as per section 253 (1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Care or Control Over 80 mgs as per section 253(1)(b)

Police also learned that the accused was in possession of two drivers licence.  He was also charged with the following:

  • Possess more than one licence as per section 35(1)(b) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is scheduled to appear in Blind River court for the above charge on April 27, 2016.

Any person with information regarding possible impaired drivers should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.