On Saturday, March 17, 2018, at approximately 4:21 pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of an erratic driver that was westbound near Eldorado Beach Road on Highway 11/17, in the Municipality of Shuniah. An officer located the described vehicle, a brown minivan, east of Thunder Bay near Highway 527.
The officer conducted a traffic stop and while speaking with the driver, the officer determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to detachment for further tests.
Tyler MENEI, 24 years of age, from Nipigon, was arrested and charged with:
- Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code,
- Operate a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 mgs of Alcohol contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on May 25, 2018, to answer to the charges.