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An Atikokan man is facing impaired driving charges following an incident around 2:15 a.m. today.

Rainy River District OPP officers on patrol located a motor vehicle in the ditch of Highway 11B, near Highway 622, within the Township of Atikokan.

A 36-year-old male was arrested at the scene and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

He subsequently was charged with driving while impaired and having a blood alcohol level over 80 mg.

He was issued a mandatory 90-day driver’s licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for a minimum of seven days.

The man is scheduled to appear in court in Atikokan on June 22.

The public may report an impaired driver by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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