Kenora OPP Lay Trio of Impaired Driving Charges

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Far too many drivers are still not getting the message it is not alright to get behind the wheel after drinking

Far too many drivers are still not getting the message it is not alright to get behind the wheel after drinking
Far too many drivers are still not getting the message it is not alright to get behind the wheel after drinking

KENORA – Ontario Provincial Police officers in Kenora have been kept busy keeping our roads and highways safer from impaired drivers.

Kenora Detachment officers charged three people with Impaired Driving offences over the weekend.

On Friday, January 19, 2018, shortly after 6:00 pm police responded to a report of a vehicle in the snowbank at a downtown intersection.   Police attended and determined the driver had been consuming alcohol and he was arrested and transported for further tests.

As a result of this investigation, 46-year-old Gordon BLAIN of Kenora has been charged with Driving While Ability Impaired (Alcohol) contrary to section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, (CC),  Driving with More than 80 mg of Alcohol in Blood s. 253(1)(b) CC..

He is to appear in Kenora Court on February 8, 2018, to answer to the charges.

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, around 4:30 pm, members of the OPP Marine and Trails Unit were conducting patrols on Motorized Snow Vehicles (MSV) in the area of Armstrong Lake, south of Redditt, ON. Police observed an MSV operating on the lake and they conducted an MSV stop on Second Street in Redditt.  Police determined the male driver had been consuming alcohol and he was arrested at the scene and transported for tests.

As a result of this investigation, 38-year-old Larry CANFIELD, of Kenora has been charged with Driving While Ability Impaired-motor vehicle s. 253(1)(a) CC, Driving with More than 80 mg of Alcohol in Blood s. 253(1)(b) CC and Driving While Disqualified-court order s. 259(4) CC.

He is to appear in Kenora court on February 8, 2018, to answer to the charges.

On January 21, 2018, at approximately 3:00 am, police conducted a vehicle stop in the Veteran’s Drive in the City of Kenora. Police determined the female driver had been consuming alcohol and she was arrested at the scene and transported for tests.

As a result of this investigation, 33-year-old Amanda SWAIN of Kenora has been charged with Driving While Ability Impaired-motor vehicle s. 253(1)(a) and Driving with More than 80 mg of Alcohol in Blood s. 253(1)(b) CC.

She is to appear in Kenora court on February 8, 2018, to answer to the charges.