OPP Charge driver With Over 80mgs

On the evening of February 13, 2017 members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Pembroke St. West in the City of Pembroke after a Highway Traffic Act (HTA) violation was observed.  The driver of the vehicle was found to be under the influence of alcohol and as a result 34 year old Ashlie ELLIS of Powassan, Ontario was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code (CC) offence:

  • Driving with More Than 80 mgs of Alcohol in Her Blood


In addition to the CC charge she was also charged under the HTA and the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (CAIA) with the following offences:

  • Fail to use lower beam - oncoming HTA
  • Fail to notify change of address - license HTA
  • Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle  HTA
  • Fail to have insurance card  CAIA


She was released on a Promise To Appear for the Over 80mgs charge and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on March 21, 2017