Police Nab Three Perps For Alcohol/Drug Related Offences

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(RED LAKE, ON) โ€“ 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 Hortonโ€™s parking lot within the Municipality of Red Lake.

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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.ย  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.ย 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. ย The officer made a demand for a breath sample, which the driver refused and was subsequently arrested.

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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.ย 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.ย 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.ย 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 Dโ€™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.

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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 donโ€™t drink and drive.

The OPP is committed to safety for all who utilize Ontarioโ€™s roadways.ย 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.

Source: OPP

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