Three District residents face impaired charges

Press release

One man held in custody on multiple charges

(FORT FRANCES, ON)

Several Rainy River District residents have court appear- ances later this fall to answer to charges of Impaired Driving related offences.

On the 15th of October 2021 at approximately 6:00 pm, Members of the Rainy River District Detachment as well as Emergency Services were advised of a Single Motor Vehicle Collision near Kings Highway 600 and 619. Upon arrival officers located a pickup truck that had left the roadway, rolled and ended up in a ditch. Upon speaking with the driver the investigating officer had reason to believe the driver may have consumed some alcohol. As such a roadside screening test was completed and the driver registered a Fail. A Lake of the Woods Township resident was placed under arrest and was subsequently trans- ported for breath tests.

The accused later supplied two samples of breath to the qualified Intoxilizer Technician and both tests were found to be over the legal limit.

A 27 year old Fort Frances man has been charged with Operation While Impaired-Alcohol or Drug; Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus).

The accused has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for November 15, 2021 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Fort Frances.

Several hours later at approximately 11:12 p.m. Members of the Atikokan Detachment were contacted about a motor vehicle in the ditch in the Town of Atikokan. Officers learned that the driver had been brought to the hospital for treatment. A roadside screening test was completed and the driver registered a fail. A Town of Atikokan resident was placed under arrest and was subsequently transported to the Atikokan Detachment for breath tests.

A 48 year old woman has been charged with Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus).

The accused was released from custody with a court appearance in Atikokan on November 24th, 2021.

Finally, officer were contacted by a member of the public of a traffic complaint East of Fort Frances on the 16th of October 2021 at 11:15 am. Officers located the motor vehicle on Couchiching First Nation and arrested the driver at the scene, and as a result of this investigation,

A 39 year old Couchiching First Nation man has been charged with the following offences: Operation while Impaired-Alcohol or Drug; Fail to Comply with Demand; Possession of a Schedule Substance-Opioid; Fail to Comply with Prohibition Order; Fail to Comply with Release Order.

He remains in custody for a Bail Hearing on the 18th of October 2021 in Fort Frances.

The Rainy River District O.P.P. wish to thank the public for assisting officers with these investigations.

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