RED LAKE – On November 2, 2018, at approximately 1:30 am, officers from the Red Lake detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a business in the area of Highway 125 and 105 while conducting an investigation. They spoke with a male who had been occupying the driver’s seat of a vehicle and believed that the male was under the influence of alcohol. A demand for the male to provide a sample of his breath into the approved screening device was read but the male refused to provide the sample. As a result of the investigation, Tyler Moncrief, 30, of Red Lake, was charged with Fail to Provide Sample contrary to section 254(2) of the Criminal Code. He was released by way of a promise to appear in Red Lake court on December 13 at 9 am to answer to the charges.
On December 10 at approximately 9:50 am, officers responded to a report of a truck in the ditch approximately 8 km north of Highway 125 on the Nungesser Road. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located a truck in the ditch that had been reported stolen from Pikangikum. The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol and a demand for a breath sample was given, which the driver subsequently failed. The female driver was arrested and returned to detachment for further tests. As a result of the investigation, a 15 year old female from Pikangikum has been charged with Impaired Driving as well as Over 80 contrary to Section 253(1)(a) and (b) of the Criminal Code as well as Take Motor Vehicle without Consent contrary to Section 335(1) of the Criminal Code. She was released by way of a promise to appear in Red Lake Court on January 9, 2019, to answer to the charges.
Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to drivers licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records and increased insurance costs. Please drive responsibly and don’t drink and drive.
The OPP is committed to safety for all who utilize Ontario’s roadways. Members of the public are urged to report Impaired Driving by calling 911 in emergency situations. Complaints of impaired, aggressive or careless driving can also be made by calling 1-888-310-1122.