Chance MATTINAS – Drunk Driving

(KAPUSKASING, ON) – A traffic complaint led to impaired driving charges in Kapuskasing.

On June 28, 2024, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the James Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call of a suspected impaired driver on Highway 11, east of Kapuskasing.

Officers located and stopped the vehicle on Gurney Road in Kapuskasing and upon speaking with the driver, police determined that the driver had been consuming an alcohol beverage. The driver was arrested and transported to the Kapuskasing detachment for further testing. Several bottles of open liquor containers were located in the vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, Chance MATTINAS, 29 years of age of Constance Lake, was charged with the following:

·        Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

·        Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

·        Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor

·        Drive motor vehicle – no licence

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on August 12, 2024, in Kapuskasing. The accused was also issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.