Impaired driver with baby raccoon riding shotgun nabbed by OPP

Some eagle eyes helped get an impaired driver off the road in cottage country and a baby raccoon to safety.

The Ontario Provincial Police in Huntsville said Wednesday they arrested a man for impaired operation of a vehicle.

Stopping an alleged impaired driver may not be all that unusual, but what officers found in the vehicle with him definitely was.

“The male had a baby raccoon with him,” OPP Central Region tweeted, along with a photo of it in the back of a police car. “Raccoon is on its way to Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.”

The baby raccoon was found with an alleged impaired driver. Photo: OPP Central Region/Twitter

The Muskoka sanctuary deals with all kinds of abandoned, orphaned and injured wildlife. Hopefully, the baby trash panda will be tip top in its care.

Police also had a few words for the good Samaritans who aided in the arrest.

“Thank you to the public for reporting this driver to police!” OPP added.

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