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From the OPP

‘Stunt’ driver nabbed

Just after 2 a.m. today, the Rainy River District OPP received a complaint of a possible impaired driver in town.

Officers located the vehicle, travelling at a high rate of speed, on McIrvine Road near Birch Street.

The driver, a 21-year-old La Vallee Township man, was showing signs of impairment.

He was arrested and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

Classic car swiped

Thunder Bay OPP received a report of a stolen vehicle Sunday around 8:10 a.m.

The vehicle—a blue 1969 Ford Mustang—was stolen from an address on Lyyli Road (Shabaqua area) sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Driver facing charges

Rainy River District OPP charged an adult male with impaired driving just after 6 p.m. on Aug. 14.

During routine patrol, officers stopped a 1997 pick-up truck on 800 block of Wright Avenue in Fort Frances after observing a male who was known as being a suspended driver.

As officers were speaking with the driver, it was determined he had been drinking.

Teen dies on Rainy Lake

Briggs Anderson, 14, of Fergus Falls, Mn., died Monday after being found floating and unresponsive in Rainy Lake, according to the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a report, officials received a 9-1-1 call at 6:22 p.m. that assistance was needed in the Diamond Island area of Rainy Lake in Voyageurs National Park.