FORT FRANCES – Impaired driving puts people’s lives at risk. The Fort Frances OPP report that “Shortly before 3:00 pm on February 3, 2020 members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a vehicle being driven by a member of the public who was known to be under suspension for a criminal driving offence. A traffic stop was initiated on Scott Street in Fort Frances and the officers continued an investigation”.
As a result of the investigation, Marcel Audet (50) of Fort Frances has been charged criminally with:
- Operate Conveyance with 80 or more milligrams of alcohol in 100 ml of blood; and
- Operate Conveyance while prohibited under the Criminal Code.
Marcel Audet is scheduled to appear in Fort Frances Provincial Court on February 24, 2020, at 9:30 am to begin to answer to this charge.
The vehicle he was driving was impounded for 45 days under the Ministry of Transportation’s (MTO’s) Vehicle Impoundment Program (VIP).
None of the charges have been proven in court.
In the past 7 days, the Rainy River District OPP have charged 5 drivers with impaired driving offences related alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two. This includes one snowmobiler and one transport truck driver. #rainyriverdistrictOPP
— OPP North West Region (@OPP_NWR) February 5, 2020
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.
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