/Man arrested for drunken operation of ATV

Man arrested for drunken operation of ATV

A 57-year-old Hamilton man was arrested and is facing numerous charges after the Haliburton Highlands OPP received a traffic complaint about an ATV on Minden’s Water Street on Saturday, May 8

Officers attended the scene, locating the vehicle and its driver.

The man was issued seven charges, including but not limited to driving with a blood-alcohol level above 80 milligrams; wearing no or an improper helmet; having a passenger aboard a non-passenger ATV; driving without the passenger wearing a helmet; and driving while under suspension.

The man will appear in Minden court on June 2. The ATV was impounded for 45 days, and the man’s licence has been suspended for 90 days in addition to his current suspension.

Police remind members of the public that if they see what they believe to be an impaired driver, to call 911.

– Staff