Pair arrested for causing disturbance

Fort Frances OPP officers investigated a disturbance on the 200 block of Scott Street in the early-morning hours of Saturday.
As a result, a 20-year-old Manitou Rapids First Nation man was charged with causing a disturbance by fighting.
Police also charged a 21-year-old Manitou Rapids First Nation man with causing a disturbance by fighting and assault with intent to resist arrest.
Both are scheduled to appear in court Jan. 30.
Also Saturday, Fort Frances OPP officers investigated an accident that occurred shortly after 1 p.m. when the operator of a southbound snowmachine collided with a westbound vehicle on the 300 block of Sixth Street East.
The 16-year-old operator of the snowmachine was transported by ambulance to La Verendrye hospital and treated for minor injuries.
The teen was charged with crossing a highway improperly.
The OPP would like to remind the public that alcohol, excessive speed, unstable ice on waterways, and the absence of safety equipment all are contributing factors in snowmachine-related collisions.
Residents of Fort Frances also are reminded that snowmachines cannot be operated at a speed in excess of 25 km/h in town, and that operating a snowmachine is not permitted except for the purpose of proceeding to or returning from a point outside of town limits.

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