Impaired Operation Charge Laid

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(ATIKOKAN, ON) โ€“ Shortly after 11:00 am on July 12, 2019 members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop for a violation of the Highway Traffic Act.

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An investigation was conducted at the scene including a Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST).ย After the driver performed poorly, he was transported to the Atikokan Detachment for an evaluation by a trained Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

As a result of this investigation, Josh VERAN (30) of Atikokan has been charged criminally with:

  • Operate Conveyance while ability impaired by drug or alcohol.

Veran will appear in Atikokan Provincial Court on Wednesday August 28th at 10:00 am to answer to this charges.ย 

ย The vehicle being driven was impounded for seven days.

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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.ย Complaints of impaired, aggressive or careless driving can also be made by callingย ย ย ย ย ย 1-888-310-1122.

ย Consuming drugs, whether they are prescription or non-prescription can lead to charges that have the same consequences at the roadside and in court as consuming alcohol.

ย For more information on the consequences of drinking and driving, check out:

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/impaired-driving.shtml

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