Female Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted on Thursday March 14, 2019

On March 13th, 2019 officers with the Patrol Services division of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service arrested 58 year old Kimberly-Marie Atherton-Johnston for Impaired Driving.

On March 13th, 2019 officers observed a vehicle on Laurier Avenue up on a snow bank with the engine running. They approached the vehicle and observed the accused sleeping behind the wheel. When officers woke her up, they detected a strong smell of alcohol and she was unstable on her feet once exiting the vehicle.

At that time officers determined her ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. She was arrested and failed a subsequent blood alcohol test conducted at the Police Station. She is charged with one count of impaired driving and one count of consuming over the legal limit. She is scheduled to appear in court on April 15th, 2019.

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Contact information:
Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, 580 Second Line East, Sault Ste. Marie ON P6B 4K1. (705) 949-6300 or info@ssmps.org

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