M'chigeeng First Nation

Dante ABOTOSSAWAY – Drunk Driving, Cocaine

(M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION, ON) – One driver has been arrested and charged for impaired driving following a traffic complaint. 

On April 2, 2024, shortly after 10:00 p.m., the Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver on Highway 540. Police patrolled the area and located the motor vehicle on Mnaawnkwad Drive in M’Chigeeng First Nation.

Police conducted a traffic stop and upon speaking with the driver, determined the driver had consumed alcoholic beverages. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the OPP detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Dante ABOTOSSAWAY, 24-years-old from Little Current has been charged with:

  • Novice driver – B.A.C. above zero
  • Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available
  • Class G1 licence holder – accompanying driver B.A.C. .05 or above
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – cocaine

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay on May 21, 2024.

The driver was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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