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Three drivers face charges

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The Rainy River District OPP was busy arresting and charging individuals in the district for impaired driving earlier this month.

On Oct. 20 around 10:15 a.m., officers were advised of a possible impaired driver and motor-vehicle collision on Highway 11 east of Emo.

An officer attended the scene and commenced an investigation, determining the driver had alcohol in her body.

She subsequently was arrested and transported to the Fort Frances detachment, where she underwent further testing.

As a result, a 31-year-old Atikokan woman was charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg.

Then on Oct. 21 around 5:12 a.m., the OPP received a call of an impaired driver at a Fort Frances restaurant drive-through.

The suspect vehicle was located a short time later in Fort Frances and the officer determined the driver had alcohol in his body.

He was arrested and transported to the Fort Frances detachment, where he underwent further testing.

A 38-year-old Fort Frances man subsequently was charged with care or control of a vehicle while impaired and care or control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg.

Also on Oct. 21 around 7:30 p.m., the OPP received another call of an impaired driver at a Fort Frances restaurant drive-through.

The vehicle was located parked in the restaurant lot. An officer commenced an investigation and determined the driver had alcohol in his body.

He was arrested and transported to the Fort Frances detachment, where he was underwent further testing.

A 42-year-old Thunder Bay man subsequently was charged with care or control of a vehicle while impaired and care or control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg.

The OPP would like to remind the public that impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal death in Canada.

If you suspect someone is driving while impaired, whether it be by alcohol, drug, or a combination of both, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.p3tips.com/273, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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