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Car crash near Parry Sound nets charges for St. Catharines resident

The accident happened at a construction zone; the driver faces impaired charges
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ARCHIPELAGO TOWNSHIP – On Aug. 5, 2020 at approximately 9:45 p.m., members from the West Parry Sound Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a, two vehicle, motor vehicle collision on Hwy 69 in Archipelago Township.

The collision occurred in the construction zone at the Naiscoot River Bridge. After speaking with one of the drivers, officers concluded alcohol had been consumed. The driver was arrested and transported to the West Parry Sound OPP detachment where further testing was conducted.  

As a result of further investigation, Jacques Beauchamp, age 37 of St Catharines, Ontario was charged with:   

  • Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs, contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC), and  
  • Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) CC.  

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on Sept. 3, 2020. The accused was issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.