Man Charged with Failing to Comply with a Demand
On March 6, 2021 officers with Patrol Services charged 39-year-old Justin Lewis with failing to comply with a demand.
At 4:14 p.m. officers responded to a motor vehicle collision in the area of Black Road and McNabb Street. It is alleged the vehicle being driven by the accused was travelling westbound on McNabb Street and struck a vehicle travelling northbound on Black Road.
Upon arrival officers spoke with the accused and developed grounds to believe his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. Officers attempted to gather a breath sample with an approved device but the accused refused and he was arrested.
He is charged with failing to comply with a demand and five counts of operation while prohibited. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 21, 2021.
Man Charged with Defamatory Libel
On March 5, 2021 officers with Investigation Services charged 27-year-old Brandon Crack with defamatory libel.
It is alleged on February 22, 2021 the accused posted false information online about a person known to him and threatened violence while speaking with someone on the phone.
He was located on March 5, 2021 and arrested. He is charged with defamatory libel, uttering threats and two counts of breach of probation. He was held for bail court.
Man Charged with Impaired Driving
On March 6, 2021 officers with Patrol Services charged a male with impaired driving – alcohol and drugs. Further investigation revealed the accused presented officers with a false name and an investigation is ongoing.
At 12:14 a.m. officers observed a vehicle driving erratically in the area of North Street and Cornwall Street. Officers conducted a traffic stop and upon speaking with the accused developed grounds to believe his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by drugs and he was arrested.
Officers attempted to administer a Drug Recognition Evaluation but the accused refused. A search of the area of arrest found the accused to be in possession of a substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine.
He is charged with impaired driving – alcohol and drugs, refusing to comply with a demand and possession of a controlled substance. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 12, 2021.
NOTE: The original story has been edited to include the following:
Correction: Man Charged with Impaired Driving
Today Sault Ste. Marie Police released information regarding an individual charged with impaired driving – alcohol and drugs, refusing to comply with a demand and possession of a controlled substance.
Further investigation revealed the accused presented officers with a false name and the person originally listed is not facing charges. The investigation is ongoing.