Sudbury driver lands numerous charges

East Algoma OPP officers were on regular patrol duties in Elliot Lake on Oct. 22 when they saw something startling.

Police observed a vehicle parked in the middle of the street and as they approached it, the vehicle crossed the centre line heading directly toward the police vehicle. 

The officer activated the emergency lights and the female driver eventually stopped, but not before coming within a hair of hitting the cruiser. 

East Algoma OPP said in a release that a vehicle was observed travelling in excess of the speed limit on Highway 108 while officers were on regular patrol on Oct. 13.

“This observation was confirmed by radar and a subsequent traffic stop was conducted,” police said.

Investigation revealed that the male driver’s licence was suspended and the vehicle was not insured. As a result, the driver was charged and the vehicle was towed.

William McDonald, 44, from Sudbury, was charged with speeding, driving while under suspension and operating a vehicle on a highway without insurance.