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Three drivers nabbed

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On Sept. 12 around 11:50 p.m., a member of the Rainy River OPP conducted a vehicle stop in the Town of Rainy River.

Through conversation with the driver, the officer determined he had alcohol in his body.

The driver was arrested and transported to the Rainy River OPP detachment, where he underwent further testing.

A 61-year-old Rainy River man subsequently was charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg

He was released on a promise to appear in court, which is scheduled for Oct. 30 in Rainy River.

On Sept. 15, a member of the Rainy River District OPP conducted a vehicle stop on King's Highway in Fort Frances for a Highway Traffic Act violation.

Through conversation with the driver, the officer determined he had alcohol in his body.

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

A 23-year-old Alberton Township man subsequently was charged with impaired driving.

He was released on a promise to appear in court, which is scheduled for Oct. 15 in Fort Frances.

And on Sept. 16, a member of the Atikokan OPP conducted a vehicle stop on Highway 11 east of Quetico Park.

Through conversation with the driver, the officer determined he had alcohol in his body.

He was arrested and transported to the Atikokan OPP detachment, where he underwent further testing.

A 40-year-old Neebing Township man subsequently was charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 mg.

He was released on a promise to appear in court, which is scheduled for Nov. 21 in Atikokan.

The OPP wishes to remind the public that impaired driving remains the leading cause of criminal death in Canada.

Anyone with information regarding impaired drivers should contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or 9-1-1, or their nearest police authority.

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

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