RED LAKE – Impaired driving puts everyone on the roads at risk. Incidents of impaired driving across Northwestern Ontario don’t appear to be dropping. On August 18, 2019, at approximately 11:30 pm, officers from the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a motor vehicle travelling onto the highway with no headlights on.
Officers initiated a traffic stop and subsequently made a demand for an approved screening device breath sample. The driver failed and was arrested for Operation While Impaired and was returned to the detachment for further tests.
As a result of the investigation, Sasha FOX, 23, of Pickle Lake, was charged with:
• 1x Operation While Impaired – 80 plus contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
• 1x Operation While Impaired – Alcohol contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
• 3x Fail to Comply with Recognizance contrary to Section 145(3) of the Criminal Code
FOX was released by way of a Promise to Appear in Red Lake court on September 19, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. 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, 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.