Red Lake OPP Charge E-Bike Rider with Impaired

OPP

RED LAKE – On September 25th, 2020 at approximately 3:35 pm CDT, officers from the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) initiated a traffic stop on a male operating an E-Bike on Highway 105, within the Municipality of Red Lake.

While speaking with the operator of the E-Bike, it was determined that they had been consuming alcoholic beverages. The officer made a demand for an approved screening device breath sample. The driver failed, was placed under arrest & returned to the detachment for further tests.

As a result of the investigation Todd HAMELIN, 46, of Red Lake, was charged with:

  • 1x Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;
  • 1x Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code;

He was released by way of Undertaking for Red Lake court on November 12th, 2020 at 9:00 am to answer to the charges. None of the charges have been proven in a court of law.

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.