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Driver facing charge

Shortly before 10 p.m. yesterday, a member of the Rainy River District OPP observed a traffic-related infraction on Main Street in Atikokan.

A traffic stop was initiated so an investigation could be conducted.

As a result of this investigation, a 51-year-old Atikokan woman was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

Police nab local driver

On Tuesday around 10:35 p.m., officers of the Rainy River District OPP conducting patrols on Highway 11/71 in Alberton Township observed a Highway Traffic Act infraction.

Officer conducted a traffic stop within the Town of Fort Frances.

During their investigation, the driver, a 32-year-old Fort Frances woman, failed the roadside test.

Teen killed in crash

On Saturday around 11 p.m., Dryden OPP responded to a single-vehicle collision on Highway 502 in Van Horne Township near Dryden.

A small two-door car travelling northbound lost control and left the roadway, coming to rest against a rock cut.

The Dryden Ambulance Service and Oxdrift Fire Department attended the scene to assist the occupants.

Former teacher charged with multiple assaults

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thunder Bay Crime Unit have laid charges against a former teacher and principal who was employed at a number of communities in Northwestern Ontario.

The charges date back to 1981 and 1982.

As a result of this investigation, a 68-year-old Thunder Bay man has been charged with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code:

Driver nabbed by OPP

Officers of the Rainy River District OPP charged an adult male driver with an impaired driving offence around 1:15 a.m. on July 2.

Police were notified of a traffic complainant on Highway 71 in Chapple Township.

Officers located vehicle on Highway 71 near Moore Road, where a 22-year-old Big Island First Nation man was arrested and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.