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R.I.D.E. check leads to charge

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Shortly after 9 a.m., yesterday, members of the Rainy River District OPP were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) check.

Officers engaged a male and conducted an investigation at the roadside.

As a result of this investigation, a 46-year-old Atikokan man was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Atikokan on Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.

The OPP is committed to safety for all who utilize Ontario's roadways.

Members of the public are urged to report impaired driving by calling 9-1-1 in emergency situations.

Complaints of impaired, aggressive, or careless driving also can be made by calling 1-888-310-1122 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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