Kenora OPP Charge Four with Impaired Driving Over Weekend

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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

KENORA – Impaired driving remains an issue across Northwestern Ontario.

The Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police have charged four people with Impaired Driving offences over the weekend.

On Friday, May 31, 2019 at approximately 2:00 a.m, police conducted a vehicle stop in downtown Kenora. Police spoke with the driver of the vehicle and determined the driver had been consuming alcohol. The accused was arrested at the scene and transported for further tests. As a result of this investigation, 29 year old Sravan KANDUKURI of Kenora has been charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mgs of Alcohol contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m, police received a traffic complaint regarding a vehicle travelling on Highway 658. Police located the vehicle and determined the driver had consumed alcohol. As a result of this investigation, 21 year old, Brendan JOHNSON of Kenora has been charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mgs of Alcohol contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

On Saturday, June 1, 2019 at approximately 11:00 p.m, police were conducting a RIDE program on Railway Street. Police determined that the vehicle driver had consumed alcohol and was arrested at the scene. As a result of this investigation, 22 year old, Keegan ALBANY of Kenora has been charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mgs of Alcohol contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

On Saturday, June 1, 2019 at approximately 6:00 a.m., police conducted a vehicle stop for a Highway Traffic Act Violation in downtown Kenora. Police determined that the vehicle driver had consumed alcohol and was arrested at the scene. As a result of this investigation, 28 year old Josh CHADNEY of Kenora has been charged with Operate a Motor Vehicle While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mgs of Alcohol contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

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 or for non-emergent call 1-888-310-1122.