(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On July 3, 2018, at approximately 4:15pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Shuniah Fire and Emergency Services and Superior North Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responded to a single vehicle collision that occurred at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and McKenzie Heights Road in the Municipality of Shuniah.
When officers arrived on scene, they observed a pick-up truck had collided with a hydro tower at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and McKenzie Heights Road. The truck had rolled over onto its roof and the hydro tower had been knocked down and was lying across Lakeshore Drive. The driver was not injured.
While speaking with the driver, officers determined that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to detachment for further tests.
Geoffrey SULLIVAN, 50 years of age, from Thunder Bay, was arrested and charged with, Operate a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 mgs of Alcohol contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
Alleged favourite drinking spot: Madhouse
Alleged favourite drink: The Hydro Line Smash
SULLIVAN is or was employed as an executive insurance adjuster with Crawford & Company from Thunder Bay. Insurance will likely cover the damages and demand to be reimbursed if he’s convicted.
With files from The Real Concerned Citizens of Thunder Bay & OPP media release.
He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on August 24, 2018 to answer to the charge.
Lakeshore is still closed between Mackenzie Inn and Crystal Beach Variety, according to locals.
Sources: OPP Media Release & Thunder Bay Courthouse – Inside Edition