FORT FRANCES – Shortly before 3:00 pm on February 1, 2020 the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a snowmobile being driven erratically. Previous complaints had also been received about the snowmobiler. Officers initiated a traffic stop with the snowmobile and conducted an investigation.
As a result of the investigation, Michael Murphy (24) of Fort Frances has been charged criminally with:
- Operate Conveyance with 80 or more milligrams of alcohol in 100 ml of blood
Michael Murphy is now scheduled to appear in Fort Frances Provincial Court on February 24, 2020, at 9:30 am to begin to answer to this charge.
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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