OPP Stepping up Holiday Ride Program

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The Festive Ride program is starting.
The Festive Ride program statistics from Sudbury show the community Joined Thunder Bay in Increased numbers of drivers charged.

The Festive Ride program is starting.
The Festive Ride program is starting.

THUNDER BAY – The Ontario Provincial Police are stepping up the Holiday Ride Program.

Heading into December, OPP are taking to the roads to prevent impaired drivers from harming themselves or others.

The Thunder Bay OPP Detachment report that on Friday, November 27, 2015 at approximately 4:10PM EST, an officer from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act violation on Highway 588 in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge.

Upon further  determined the driver had been consuming alcohol and transported her to detachment for further tests.

As a result of the investigation, a 29-year-old Gorham Township woman was arrested and charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 mgs of alcohol contrary to the Criminal Code.

She is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on January 26, 2016 to answer to the charge.

Also on Friday, November 27 at approximately 6:43 pm, officers were contacted by a concerned citizen and advised of a possible impaired driver in Gorham Township.

Officers were provided a description of the vehicle. Shortly after, an officer located the vehicle and driver in question.

Police determined the driver had been consuming alcohol and transported her to detachment for further tests.

As a result of the investigation, a 38-year-old Thunder Bay woman  was arrested and charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operate a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 mgs of alcohol contrary to the Criminal Code.

She is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on January 5, 2016 to answer to the charges.