Impaired on an E-bike

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On August 10, 2018, shortly before 7:00 p.m., members from the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a possible impaired driver on and e-bike on Hillside Drive South in the City of Elliot Lake.

Police located the e-bike with two male occupants on it. The e-bike motor was being used to power the e-bike and it was travelling uphill on Hillside Drive South just west of Hutchison Avenue. The officer pulled in behind the e-bike observed it to be weaving.

The officer activated the emergency lights on his cruiser and hit the horn several times to get their attention.  The driver of the e-bike put his left hand in the air and extended his middle finger at the officer. The e-bike pulled over and eventually stopped.

The male driver was arrested and transported to Manitoulin-Espanola OPP Detachment where there was a qualified breath technician on duty. The male driver provided a breath sample of over 150 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.

As a result of the investigation, Marcus KITCHEN, 32 years of age, from Elliot Lake, Ontario was charged with:

Driving With More Than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Blood, contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on September 11, 2018.

4 COMMENTS

  1. The E bikers MC are not to be trifled with under any circumstances. They have honed their ebiker skills whilst drinking and riding, cutting in and out of traffic, giving drivers the finger and brazenly thinking they are to be feared whether they are on the streets, sidewalks or maybe even in the malls, if given the opportunity. Unfortunately for the rest of us, we have to tolerate their uninsured, unlicensed and unruly, angry attitude when we have the misfortune to be near them.

    The law needs to be changed. Any motorized vehicle on the streets need to be licensed and insured. As a motorcycle rider for the last 50 plus years, I suffice it to say these fools are a danger to all drivers and other riders.

  2. I think there are a number of e-bike drivers right here in the Sault who operate under the influence of alcohol also.

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