From the OPP
Officers of the Fort Frances OPP have charged an adult male with impaired driving.
On Feb. 3 around 2:20 p.m., during a routine motorized snowmachine patrol on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Club’s trails surrounding Fort Frances, officers stopped a 1995 all-terrain vehicle.
Upon speaking with the male driver, officers suspected he had alcohol in his body.
The driver failed the roadside screening device and was arrested and transported to the Fort Frances OPP detachment, where he underwent further testing.
As a result, a 50-year-old Fort Frances man was charged with operating a motorized vehicle while impaired, driving an off-road vehicle without insurance, and driving an off-road vehicle without a permit.
He was released on a promise to appear in court here on Feb. 25.
Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to driver’s licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records, and increased insurance costs.
Please drive responsibly and don’t drink and drive.
The public is encouraged to call 9-1-1 or contact police at 1-800-310-1122 whenever suspecting that a driver is impaired while operating a motor vehicle, whether it is a car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, or boat.