VIDEO: Impaired Driver Charged After Highway 61 Collision


(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On November 28, 2019, at approximately 7:48 p.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a three vehicle collision on Highway 61, north of Broadway Avenue.

The driver of a Toyota sedan and a Jeep were stopped at a stop sign when they were struck from behind by the driver of a Honda sedan. There were no injuries reported. The vehicles did sustain moderate damage.


Officers attended the scene and determined that the driver of the Honda sedan had been consuming alcohol. The driver was arrested and further tests were conducted.

David SIMPSON, 81 years of age from Longlac, ON was arrested and charge with:

  • Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mgs of Alcohol contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on January 3, 2020 to answer to the charge.


The OPP is committed to safety for all who utilize Ontario’s roadways. Members of the public are urged to report impaired driving by calling 911 in emergency situations. Complaints of impaired, aggressive or careless driving can also be made by calling 1-888-310-1122.

Source: OPP


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