Kenora OPP Charge Three People with Impaired Driving Offences in Two and a Half Hours

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KENORA – NEWS – Impaired driving puts people at risk. Not only the driver, any passengers, but innocent people walking or driving are without any choice placed at risk of injury or death. Despite years of public education, and increasingly stronger penalties, the instances of impaired driving continue.

The Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police arrested and charged three people with Impaired Driving offenses on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

The OPP report first, at 7:59 pm CDT, police conducted a vehicle stop on the 17A Highway after receiving a traffic complaint. Police spoke with the driver of the vehicle and determined the driver had been consuming alcohol. The accused was arrested at the scene and transported for further tests. As a result of this investigation, 37-year-old James HENRY of Dalles First Nation Territory has been charged with Operation While Impaired-Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus) contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

Next, at 10:29 pm CDT, police conducted a traffic stop on Lakeview Drive in the City of Kenora. Upon speaking to the driver, Police determined the driver had consumed alcohol. As a result of this investigation, 18-year-old, Robin HUNTER of Shoal Lake First Nation Territory has been charged with Operation While Impaired-Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus) contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

Then at 10:38 pm CDT, police received a traffic complaint of a vehicle driving erratically. Police located the vehicle in the downtown core a short time later and conducted a traffic stop. Police determined that the vehicle driver had consumed alcohol and was arrested at the scene. As a result of this investigation, 49-year-old, Carolyn HENDERSON of Stanjikoming First Nation Territory has been charged with;

  • Operation While Impaired-Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus) contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
  • Operation While Impaired-Alcohol and Drugs contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to driver’s license 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 or for non-emergent call 1-888-310-1122.