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Three charged with impaired driving

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Over the weekend of Dec. 6-8, members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police continued to actively conduct enforcement of impaired drivers through the use of many different RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) initiatives.

As a result of these RIDE checkpoints and traffic stops three persons in the Rainy River District were charged criminally.

These charges included:

  • a 50-year-old driver who was charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code and operation of a motor vehicle with blood alcohol concentration above 80 mg contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
  • a 34-year-old driver who was charged with operation of a motor vehicle with blood alcohol concentration above 80 mg contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
  • a 74-year-old driver who was charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code and operation of a motor vehicle with blood alcohol concentration above 80 mg contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

The Rainy River District OPP would like to remind people to drive sober and make alternate arrangements for transportation if you will be consuming drugs or alcohol.

If you have information regarding possible impaired drivers in the Rainy River District, call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

You can also make anonymous reports to Crime Stoppers online at: http://www.p3tips.com/273

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