BRACEBRIDGE — Staying at home and staying safe appears to be a problem for an Orillia man who was charged with being drunk in public, in the middle of the night, early Saturday morning.

Provinciel police say that on Saturday April 18, at 3:15 a.m. a Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was conducting routine patrol in the town of Bracebridge and noticed a person “acting suspiciously” in the area of a convenience store on Wellington Street.

The officer says he attempted to engage the person in a discussion and the man responded with hostility and refused to comply with the officer which eventually led to a struggle and his arrest.

Adam  Rachar, 32, was arrested and charged with Being Intoxicated in a Public Place LLA 31(4), Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest CC 270(1)(b) and Resist Peace Officer CC 129(a).

He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on June 23, 2020 to answer to his charges.

The man charged was also accused of resisting arrest.