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Alberta driver nabbed


The Rainy River District OPP charged an Alberta male with impaired driving on Saturday around 1:15 a.m.

During routine patrol, officers stopped a pick-up truck on the 800 block of King’s Highway here after observing a male driving erratically.

The driver, a 32-year-old from Edmonton, was arrested at the scene and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

He subsequently was charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over 80 mg.

He also was charged with driving without insurance.

The vehicle was impounded for minimum of seven days, and he was issued a mandatory 90-day driver’s licence suspension.

He is scheduled to appear in court here Feb. 16.

The OPP reminds motorists that operating a vehicle under the influence of any amount of alcohol jeopardizes your own safety, as well as the safety of others.

If you are planning to consume alcohol, then plan to have a sober person drive you home.

The public can report an impaired driver by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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