(RED LAKE, ON) – On July 13th, 2019 at approximately 11:46 p.m., officers from the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on general patrol within the Township of Ear Falls. Officers observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed & failing to signal on Scott Street. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver of the vehicle was spoken to.
The officer made a demand for a breath sample and the driver subsequently failed. The driver was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood and returned to the detachment for further tests.
As a result of the investigation, 20-year-old Cale Hamilton (pictured right) of Neebing, was charged with Impaired over 80, contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code, and was released by way of a Promise to Appear in Red Lake court on August 15 at 9:00 a.m. to answer to the charges.
The next day, July 14th, 2019 at approximately 7:24 p.m., officers from the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on general patrol within the Municipality of Red Lake. Officers conducted a traffic stop along Highway 105 and smelt an odour of freshly burnt Cannabis emanating from the motor vehicle.
The officer made a demand for the driver to complete a Standard Field Sobriety Test. The driver was subsequently arrested for impaired operation by drug and was then taken back to detachment to be evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert.
20-year-old Evan Fletcher (pictured left) of Fort Frances, was charged with Operation while impaired – drugs, contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code and was released by way of a Promise to Appear in Red Lake court on August 15 at 9:00 a.m. 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, 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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