Rainy River OPP Lay Impaired Driving Charges Against Man

The OPP remind motorists that no amount of alcohol or drug is safe to consume and then drive. Report impaired drivers. Should you observe a suspected impaired driver, please dial 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

FORT FRANCES – Shortly before 9:00 am on November 10, 2019 a member of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a gas station on King’s Highway to fuel his police vehicle. The officer was alerted to a possible impaired driver by the staff at the gas station.

The officer conducted an investigation, assisted by a Drug Recognition Expert.

As a result of this investigation, Leah HUNTER (37) of Rainy River First Nation was charged criminally with:

  •   One count of impaired operation of a conveyance by drugs or alcohol.

HUNTER will attend Fort Frances Court on December 2, 2020 at 9:30 am to answer to this charge.

HUNTER was also charged with:

  • Having care or control of a motor vehicle with open container of liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act.

The vehicle HUNTER was driving was impounded for 45 days.

HUNTER’s Driver’s Licence was suspended for a period of 90 days.

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. Complaints of impaired, aggressive or careless driving can also be made by calling 1-888-310-1122.

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