Fort Frances OPP Report on R.I.D.E. Program

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Police keep expressing that if one drinks and drives they will be caught. Photo - DepositPhotos.com
Police keep expressing that if one drinks and drives they will be caught. Photo - DepositPhotos.com
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The OPP along with all Ontarian with common sense is asking that people keep a watchful eye to keep impaired driver off our roads.

FORT FRANCES – Over the previous week, members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were hard at work keeping our roadways and communities safe by participating in R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) programs, and arresting and charging impaired drivers.

On December 8th, 2018 at approximately 2:15 AM, a member of the Fort Frances Detachment, while on patrol was advised of a traffic complaint. Officers located the motor vehicle and through conversation with the driver, the officer determined that he had consumed alcohol. The driver failed the Roadside Screening Device and was arrested and transported to the Fort Frances OPP detachment, where he underwent further testing. As a result, Shane ALBERT, 46 years of age, of Crombie Settlement NB has been charged:

  1. Driving Over 80 Milligrams contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is bound to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Fort Frances on December 31, 2018, in answer to the charges.

Thirty minutes later, another member of the Rainy River District OPP detachment conducted a vehicle stop on King’s Highway in Fort Frances for a Highway Traffic Act violation. Through conversation with the driver, the officer determined that the driver had consumed alcohol. He also failed the Roadside Screening Device. He was arrested and transported to the Fort Frances OPP detachment, where he underwent further testing. As a result, Shane LOYIE, 29 years of age, of Fort Frances, has been charged with the following:

  1. Driving Over 80 Milligrams contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is bound to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Fort Frances on January 7th, 2019 in answer to the charges.

And further, on December 9, 2018, at 12:46 AM an officer responded to a suspicious motor vehicle in the west end of Fort Frances. Officers located the vehicle and conducted a vehicle stop. Through conversation with the driver, the officer determined that the driver had consumed alcohol. He also failed the Roadside Screening Device. He was arrested and transported to the OPP detachment, where he underwent further testing. As a result, Walker ULRICH, 20 years of age, of Baudette Mn has been charged with the following:

  1. Driving Over 80 Milligrams contrary to section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is bound to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Fort Frances on December 31, 2018, in answer to the charges.

All three had their motor vehicles impounded for 7 days and each given a 90 days licence suspension.

The OPP wishes to remind the public that Impaired Driving remains the leading cause of criminal death in Canada.


“Any person with information regarding impaired drivers should contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or 911, or their nearest police authority. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.”

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