(Fort Frances, ON) Members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested and charged a Thunder Bay man with Impaired Driving offences over the weekend. 

In the early afternoon of August 8, police received a report of a possible impaired driver on Kings Highway 11 west of Fort Frances. Police located and spoke with the driver of a vehicle in Fort Frances and determined the driver had been consuming alcohol, officer conducted a mandatory alcohol screening test on the individual. The accused was arrested at the scene and transported for further tests. As a result of this investigation, a 20 year old Thunder Bay man has been charged with: Operation While Impaired by alcohol and Operation While Impaired-blood alcohol concentration over 80.

The accused will appear in court on September 13 in Fort Frances to answer to the charge.

Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to drivers licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records and increased insurance costs. Drivers 21 years of age or younger have a Zero blood alcohol rule while driving. Please drive responsibly, don’t drink and drive.

The OPP is committed to safety for all who utilize Ontario’s roadways. Members of the public are urged to report Impaired Driving by calling 911 in emergency situations or for non-emergent call 1-888-310-1122.