FORT FRANCES – NEWS – Another impaired driving charge laid in Fort Frances. Adrian Whitehead faces those charges following a collision in Fort Frances.
On June 13th, 2022 at approximately 9:05 p.m., officers from the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of McIrvine Road and King’s Highway 11, within the Town of Fort Frances.
Through investigation, it was determined that one of the motor vehicle operators had been consuming alcoholic beverages. The officer made a demand for an approved screening device breath sample. The driver failed, was placed under arrest & returned to the detachment for further tests.
As a result of the investigation Adrian Whitehead, 25, of Fort Frances, was charged with:
- 1x Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;
- 1x Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code;
Mr. Whitehead was released by way of Undertaking for Fort Frances Provincial Court on July 25th, 2022 at 9:30 am to answer to the charges.
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. Complaints of impaired, aggressive or careless driving can also be made by calling 1-888-310-1122.