July 10, 2019 4:00 pm

Impaired boating charges laid in McDougall, McKellar Township, Ont.: OPP

During boat checks, officers add, five operators registered an "alert" on an alcohol screening device and their licences were suspended for three days.

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Thirteen charges have been laid following patrols this past weekend on Mill Lake in McDougall, Ont. and Lake Manitouwabing in McKellar Township, Ont., police say.

During boat checks, officers add, five operators registered an “alert” on an alcohol screening device and their licences were suspended for three days.

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According to police, eight charges were laid under the Liquor Licence Act and five charges were laid under the Small Vessel Regulations.

On Sunday at about 12:30 a.m., police say, officers stopped a boat on Mill Lake and the 20-year-old operator who’s from Collingwood.

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The Collingwood man has been charged with two counts of operation while impaired, one count operating a vessel without a prescribed competency and two counts of failing to exhibit a stern light on a power driven vessel.

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