A driver had triple the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he crashed his pick-up truck on Highway 11, a Bracebridge court heard recently.
Sean McKay, 38, recently appeared in court to plead guilty to having more than 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood in his system.
Court heard that at 11:52 pm on June 21, 2023 police were called to the scene of an accident on Highway 11 South in Bracebridge. A pick-up truck had left the road, travelled down an embankment, and become stuck between a rock and a tree.
The driver, McKay, had to be extracted through the driver’s side window but he did not require hospitalization.
Police smelled alcohol on McKay and a breathalyzer test revealed 220 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.
“It’s hard to understate the risk you run on Hwy 11…with a BAC of 220 mg,” said Justice Ted Carlton. “It’s very often collisions like that… where vehicles leave the roadway that end in severe catastrophic injuries or death. It can never happen again.”
McKay was fined $2,000 and given a one-year driving ban.
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