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Driver faces charges

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On Sunday around 9:30 p.m., Atikokan OPP officers arrested a female driver on Mercury Avenue there.

Police had received an earlier report of a southbound vehicle being operated in an erratic manner and shortly after discovered the vehicle had left the roadway, coming to rest in the west ditch.

As a result of the investigation, police charged a 44-year-old Atikokan woman with impaired driving, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level above 80 mg, failing to wear a seatbelt, and driving while under suspension.

The woman was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court July 3.

Meanwhile, the Fort Frances OPP would like to remind the public to be skeptical of telemarketers who are soliciting money on behalf of the police.

The OPP does not actively solicit funds over the telephone nor raise money for charitable organizations.

Don’t be afraid to take the time to research for yourself if the telemarketer is legitimate. If in doubt, contact your local police service or Phone Busters at 1-888-495-8501 or www.phonebusters.com

The OPP also would like to remind the public that Road Safety Week started Monday and will run until May 21.

This is a national campaign designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures and, ultimately, to save lives.

Officers will be targeting impaired driving, aggressive driving behaviours, and the non-compliance of occupant restraints.

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