Dangerous Driving Leads to Impaired Charges

Impaired Driving

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON) – On August 19, 2021 at approximately 7:00 p.m. members of the Sault Ste. Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a vehicle approaching from the rear travelling at a high rate of speed. The black Chevrolet Impala then passed the officer as well as numerous other vehicles on Great Northern Road in the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

Police initiated a traffic stop and determined the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages. The driver was then arrested and transported to detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Matthew ALLOY, 26-years-old of Aweres Township was charged with:

  • Dangerous Operation, contrary to section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code (CC)
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the CC
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC.

The accused was released on an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste. Marie on September 20, 2021.

The accused was issued a 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Any person with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.


  1. Too many people think that they are invincible. Being invincible has nothing to do with it, Russian roulette is the game, you will get caught eventually. You have to wonder how many times people drove drunk previously to being caught?

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