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Driver facing charges


Rainy River District OPP charged an adult male with impaired driving just after 6 p.m. on Aug. 14.

During routine patrol, officers stopped a 1997 pick-up truck on 800 block of Wright Avenue in Fort Frances after observing a male who was known as being a suspended driver.

As officers were speaking with the driver, it was determined he had been drinking.

The 27-year-old male from Wollaston Township, Ont. was arrested for failing a roadside screen device and taken to the OPP detachment for breath tests.

He subsequently was charged with having a blood alcohol level over .08 mg and driving under suspension.

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

He is scheduled to appear in court here Oct. 15.

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

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