A call to the police from a concerned citizen helped get an impaired driver off the highway during a busy long weekend, a Bracerbidge court heard recently.
On May 24, Philip Moore pleaded guilty to impaired driving stemming from an incident that occurred on July 30, 2022.
Court heard that on that day at 4:12 pm police received a call from a concerned motorist regarding Moore’s driving on Highway 11 northbound in Bracebridge. Moore was eventually pulled over and cannabis was found in the centre console, along with open beer cans on the seat.
Moore eventually blew readings of 210 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, more than double the legal limit.
Justice Michael Harpur said impaired driving is a “huge problem” throughout Ontario.
“It’s truly terrifying for you to have been in that state on the Friday afternoon of a long weekend,” said Harpur.
Moore was sentenced to a $1,000 fine and a one-year driving ban.
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