To Eager for Summer? Atikokan Man Charged with Impaired on Riding Lawnmower

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Impaired Driving

ATIKOKAN – It might be a case of missing cutting grass. But it means potentially a case of impaired driving, higher insurance rates, and a criminal record.

On March 27, 2019, at 7:00 pm, officers of the Atikokan Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a possible impaired driver in the Town of Atikokan. The complainant stated a male was operating a riding lawnmower. Officers located the male on O’Brien Street. After speaking with a 31-year-old driver, he was subsequently arrested at the scene. The driver, David RIDING, of Atikokan, was transported to the Atikokan Detachment for breath tests.

Subsequently, he has been charged;

-Operation while impaired-alcohol contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

-Operation while impaired-over 80 contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code

He was released to appear in court on May 29, 2019, in Atikokan Provincial Court to answer to the charges.