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From the OPP

New drunk driving laws take effect

With Part 2 of Bill C-46 coming into effect yesterday (Dec. 18), the OPP has begun to exercise new authority for investigating impaired drivers on Ontario roads.

Police officers now will be able to demand a roadside breath sample from any lawfully-stopped driver to determine whether a person has alcohol in their body without first having to suspect the motorist has been drinking.

Stabbing leads to arrest

Yesterday around 1:50 a.m., the Greenstone OPP detachment received a report of a stabbing on the First Nation Territory of Long Lake 58.

Police attended a residence to find a male with multiple stab wounds to his hands and torso.

The victim was transported to hospital to be treated for his wounds.

He was being flown to Thunder Bay for further evaluation.

Drug bust nabs pair

On Nov. 19, members of the Rainy River District OPP and the Community Street Crime Unit started an investigation into the trafficking of crystal methamphetamine in Rainy River District.

At 6:55 p.m., members of the Atikokan OPP conducted a vehicle stop. Two male occupants were located in the vehicle and subsequently arrested.

R.I.D.E. campaign to begin

Members of the Rainy River District OPP would like to advise the public of the Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign that is taking place from Nov. 23-Jan. 2.

Officers will be conducting R.I.D.E. programs throughout the district during this time period and beyond to combat impaired driving.