Impaired driver charged

Press Release

On Feb. 29, at approximately 9:13 p.m., officers from the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting regular traffic duties and initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle that was travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 105, within the Municipality of Red Lake.

While investigating the vehicles speed, the officer made a demand for an approved screening device breath sample. The driver failed, was placed under arrest and returned to the detachment for further tests.

As a result of the investigation, a 43 year old British Columbia man was charged with Operation while impaired. He was released by way of Undertaking for Red Lake court.

Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to drivers licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records and increased insurance costs. Please drive responsibly, don’t drink and drive.

The public are urged to report impaired driving by calling 911 in an emergency, or by calling 1-888-310-1122.