Two Charged With Drinking and Driving Related Offences


(FORT FRANCES, ON) โ€“ On March 15, 2019 at approximately 9:25 p.m., officers from the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a possible impaired driver on the 200 Block of Scott Street in the Town of Fort Frances.


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 and was returned to the detachment for further tests.

As a result of the investigation, Darren McCormick, 48, of Fort Frances, was charged with:

  • Over 80 contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code

He was later released by way of a Promise to Appear in Fort Frances court on April 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. to answer to the charges.

Also on March 17, 2019 at 1:11 a.m. officers conducted a traffic stop on the 600 Block of Reid Avenue in the Town of Fort Frances, On. As a result, Adam Thompson, 23, of Winnipeg Manitoba was charged with:

  • Impaired Driving.
  • Drive with over 80mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood.

He was also released on a Promise to Appear in Fort Frances court on April 8, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Both have had their drivers licence suspended for 90 days and their motor vehicle seized for 7 days.

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