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Orillia man facing impaired charges after Highway 11 incident

The 37-year-old had his licence suspended and his car impounded after being stopped in Temiskaming area
OPP cruiser

An Orillia man had to find alternate transportation to get back home after a recent trip up north.

OPP officers from the Temiskaming detachment responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 11 in Coleman Township just after 1 p.m. on June 25. 

Officers stopped the vehicle, which had been travelling northbound. 

Further investigation revealed the driver had "consumed suspected controlled substances," notes an OPP media release. The driver was transported to the Temagami detachment to conduct further tests.

As a result, Nathan Boucher, 37, of Orillia, was charged with operation while impaired by alcohol and drugs. His driver's licence was suspended, and the vehicle he was driving was impounded.

Boucher was released with an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Temiskaming Shores on July 12. 

The OPP reminds motorists that any amount of drug can impair one's ability to drive. If you observe a suspected impaired driver, please call 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 and report it.