Dryden Man Faces Impaired Driving Charges

Police keep expressing that if one drinks and drives they will be caught. Photo - DepositPhotos.com
Police keep expressing that if one drinks and drives they will be caught. Photo - DepositPhotos.com

RED LAKE – NEWS – OPP in Red Lake have arrested a fifty-two-year-old man who now faces charges of impaired driving.

On September 23, 2019, at approximately 9:00 pm CDT, officers from the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a single motor vehicle collision (MVC) on Highway 105, approximately 10 kilometers south of Ear Falls.

Officers located a lone side-by-side in the northbound ditch amongst multiple empty alcoholic beverage containers. The officers made contact with the driver, who was now occupying a different motor vehicle and was subsequently arrested for Operation While Impaired and was returned to the detachment for further tests.

As a result of the investigation Annette DUCHARME, 52, of Dryden, was charged with:

  • 1x Operation While Impaired – Alcohol contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • 1x Operation While Impaired – 80 plus contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code

DUCHARME was released by way of a Promise to Appear in Red Lake court on October 17, 2019, at 9:00 am to answer to the charges. None of the charges have been proven in court.

Police would like to remind all drivers that 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.