IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGES

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(FORT FRANCES, ON)ย โ€“ On September 30, 2018, at approximately 6:08 pm, members of the Rainy River Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a report of an impaired driver on Scott Street that had almost caused a collision and then pulled into the Safeway Parking lot in Fort Frances.

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Officers attended the scene, and located the suspect vehicle. Upon speaking to the male driver, the member suspected that the driver was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Further investigation and testing revealed that the driver had alcohol in his body. He was transported to the Fort Frances detachment, where further testing was conducted.

As a result of the investigation, Chase FLINDERS, 19 years of age, of Couchiching First Nation Territory, has been charged with the following:

  1. ย Care or Control while Impaired contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
  2. Having Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle with unsealed container of Liquor contrary to section 32(1) of the Liquor Licence Act of Ontario.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of October 29, 2018, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Fort Frances.

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Source: OPP

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