(RED LAKE, ON) – On March 9, 2019 at approximately 7:11 am., officers from the Red Lake/Ear Falls Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a possible impaired driver in the Tim Horton’s parking lot within the Municipality of Red Lake.
Officers located the vehicle and made a demand for an approved screening device breath sample. The driver subsequently failed and was arrested for:
- Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood
The driver was returned to the detachment for further tests. As a result of the investigation, 19-year-old Mattias KING (need photos) of Pikangikum, was charged with Over 80 contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code and released by way of a Promise to Appear in Red Lake court on April 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. to answer to the charges.
On March 15, 2019 at approximately 2:30 pm, police received a report of an impaired driver in the Township of Ear Falls. Officers conducted patrols of the area and located the vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 105.
A traffic stop was conducted and the driver of the vehicle spoken to. The officer made a demand for a breath sample, which the driver refused and was subsequently arrested.
As a result of the investigation, 28-year-old Jory ROWE (pictured) of Winnipeg was charged with:
- Fail to comply with demand contrary to Section 320.15(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
- Possession of a Controlled Substance contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act
Rowe was released by way of Recognizance of Bail to attend court on April 29, 2019 at 9 am in Dryden to answer to the charges.
On March 23 at approximately 6:20 pm, police received a report of a female driver on McKenzie Island suspected to be impaired by alcohol. Officers attended and located the driver at a nearby residence.
Upon speaking with the female, the officer detected the odour of an alcoholic beverage on her breath and made a demand for her to provide a breath sample into an approved device. The driver failed that test and the officer placed the driver under arrest for Operation of a Motor Vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood. Once at detachment for further tests, the female driver refused to provide a breath sample as requested by police.
As a result of the investigation, 55-year-old Sherry Bois D’ENGHIEN (need photos) of Red Lake, was charged with:
- Over 80 contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b).
- Fail to Comply with Demand contrary to Section 320.15(1).
She was released by way of a Promise to Appear in Red Lake court on April 11, 2019 to answer to the charges.
Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to drivers licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records and increased insurance costs. Please drive responsibly and 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.
Complaints of impaired, aggressive or careless driving can also be made by calling 1-888-310-1122.
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