Kenora OPP Deal with a Weekend of Impaired Drivers

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Thunder Bay Police laid impaired driving charges

Thunder Bay Police laid impaired driving chargesKENORA – Is the message on drinking and driving resonating? Members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a number of people for Impaired Driving offences following a busy Labour Day long weekend.

On Friday, September 1, 2017, shortly before 6:00 pm, police responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision in a parking lot in Clearwater Bay. Police attended and upon speaking to the driver of one of the vehicles, they determined he had been consuming alcohol and arrested him at the scene.

As a result of the investigation, 35 year old Kevin CHARTIER of Selkirk, MB has been charged with Impaired Driving contrary to section 253(1)(a)of the Criminal Code (CC) and Driving with More than 80 mg of Alcohol in Blood contrary to section 253(1)(b)CC.

He is to appear in Kenora Court on October 5, 2017 to answer to the charges.

As well on Friday September 1, 2017 at approximately 11:00 pm, police received information of a possible impaired driver on Highway 17. Police located the vehicle shortly after and conducted a traffic stop near Sands End Road on Highway 17. The investigation determined the driver had been consuming alcohol and he was arrested at the scene. Further investigation located over a pound of suspected cannabis in various different forms as well as Canadian currency and other items associated to the drug trafficking trade.

As a result of this investigation, 38 year old Jarrod LACHANCE of Anola, MB has been charged with Driving with More than 80 mg of Alcohol in Blood contrary to section 253(1) (b) CC and Possession of a Schedule II Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking-under 3 kg, contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA)

He is to appear in Kenora Court on October 19, 2017 to answer to the charges.

Then on Saturday, September 2, 2017 shortly after 4:30 am, police were called to Ninth Street North in Kenora to a report of a disturbance outside. It was further reported a male may have been struck by a car and was injured. Police attended and while dealing with the disturbance, the investigation led police to determine a male driver of a motor vehicle at the scene had been consuming alcohol. He was arrested and transported for further tests.

One male was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is continuing.

As a result of the investigation, 23 year old Dionne SUMNER has been charged with Impaired Driving contrary to section 253(1)(a)of the Criminal Code (CC) and Driving with More than 80 mg of Alcohol in Blood contrary to section 253(1)(b)CC.

He is to appear in Kenora Court October 19, 2017 to answer to the charges.

Next on Sunday, September 3, 2017 just after midnight, police were advised of a single motor vehicle collision on Gould Road in the City of Kenora. Police attended and located the vehicle. Police determined five people were in the vehicle at the time of the collision and suffering from various injuries ranging from minor to non-life threatening.

The investigation led to the arrest of a 19 year old woman. As a result, Alberta SWAIN of Wauzhushk Onigum has been charged with Driving with More than 80 mg of Alcohol in Blood Causing Bodily Harm contrary to section 255 (2.1) CC.(2 counts)

She is to appear in Kenora Court on October 19, 2017 to answer to the charges.

 

 

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