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John-Michel BOTTOMLEY Was Arrested

(DAWSON ROAD TOWNSHIP, ON) – A Dryden resident is facing charges following general traffic patrol.

On July 4, 2024, at approximately 10:30 p.m., members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting general patrol on Highway 11/17 in Dawson Road Township when they observed a motor vehicle driving erratically.  

Through investigation, officers suspected that the driver of the motor vehicle had been impaired. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Thunder Bay OPP Detachment for further testing.

As a result, John-Michel BOTTOMLEY, 35-years-old, of Dryden, has been arrested and charged under the Criminal Code and Cannabis Control Act with:

·        Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand

·        Drive Vehicle or Boat with Cannabis Readily Available 

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on August 28, 2024.

The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.