Furher Slammed with Charges After RIDE Check


(RAINY RIVER, ON) โ€“ Shortly after 1:00 am on September 22, 2019 members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) check in the Town of Rainy River.


The attention of the officers at the RIDE check was drawn to a half tonne truck that attended the area.ย One of the officers detected the odour of alcohol and demanded that the operator of the motor vehicle provide a sample of his breath into an approved screening device.ย The operator registered an โ€œalertโ€ indicating a blood alcohol concentration greater than 50 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.

Further investigation revealed that the operatorโ€™s driverโ€™s licence was currently suspended for a similar incident. As a result of the investigation conducted, Joshua FURHER (18) of Ear Falls was charged with the following offences:

  • ย One count of drive motor vehicle under suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA);
  • One count of novice driver โ€“ Blood alcohol concentration above zero contrary to the HTA;
  • One count of fail to have insurance card contrary to Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (CAIA); and
  • Once count of drive motor vehicle with speed measuring device contrary to the HTA.

As a result of driving with a suspended licence, the motor vehicle was impounded for a period of 7 days.

As a result of a second incident registering an โ€œalertโ€ on a roadside screening device, he was issued a second suspension for 7 days.


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.

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Source: OPP


One Reply to “Furher Slammed with Charges After RIDE Check”

  1. This kid needs to be sent to the spin dry before he totally ruins his life and/or has a very serious accident. Either his judgement is seriously impaired by alcohol or he’s incredibly stupid.

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