Driving On Sidewalk, Honking Horn & Death Threats Leads To Arrest – Repeat Offender Arrested



(KAPUSKASING, ON) On April 8, 2024, shortly after 1:30 p.m., the James Bay OPP received three separate calls reporting a suspected impaired driver in a pick-up truck on Brunetville Road in Kapuskasing.

Callers reported aggressive driving, driving onto the sidewalk, and the driver honking at everyone. Police located the driver and vehicle on Lemarier Street in Kapuskasing, and determined that the driver had been consuming an intoxicating substance. The driver was arrested and transported to the Kapuskasing detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Nikolas VALLIERE, 23 years of age of Kapuskasing, was charged with the following:

·        Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

·        Dangerous operation

·        Uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm

·        Trafficking a schedule I substance – Cocaine

·        Trafficking a schedule IV substance – lorazepam

·        Assault a peace officer

·        Failure to comply with a release order (four counts)

The accused remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Kapuskasing.

Both accused persons were issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and their vehicles were impounded for seven days.

The OPP remains committed to ensuring our roads are safe from drug-impaired and alcohol-impaired drivers. We urge everyone to make responsible choices when it comes to driving, and to report any suspected impaired driving immediately by calling 911.