Red Lake – OPP Charge Two with Impaired Driving

Impaired Driving numbers are up in Thunder Bay. What should be done?

RED LAKE – During the past several months, across Northwestern Ontario, police have been dealing with a significant number of impaired drivers.

Red Lake OPP reports that on June 6th, 2020 at approximately 7:52 pm, officers received a traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver within the Municipality of Red Lake.

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver of the vehicle was spoken too. The officer made a demand for a breath sample and the driver subsequently failed. The driver was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood and returned to the detachment for further tests.

As a result of the investigation, Christian Timothy LEBLANC, 25, of Red Lake, was charged with Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a), and Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada. The male was released by way of Undertaking for Red Lake court on August 27th at 9:00 a.m. to answer to the charges.

The next day on June 7th, 2020 at approximately 4:25 pm, officers from the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received another traffic complaint of a possible impaired driver within the Municipality of Red Lake.

As a result of the investigation, Daniel STUART, 57, of Ear Falls, was charged with Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a), Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) and Fail to Comply with Probation Order, contrary to Section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada. The male was released by way of Undertaking for Red Lake court on August 27th at 9:00 am to answer to the charges.

Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to driver’s 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.