Three Charged with Impaired Driving in Rainy River

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FORT FRANCES – Another weekend, and more impaired drivers charged by the OPP in the Rainy River District.

The OPP report that on June 17, 2022, at approximately 11:30 pm, officers from the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a from Canada Border Services Agency stating a person had failed an Alcohol Screening Device and requested police attend. The driver was arrested and was transported to the detachment for further tests.

As a results of the investigation, Heather French, a 29-year-old female from Fort Frances, was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired-alcohol contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

Next on the 18th of June, 2022 at 1:30 am, officers conducted a traffic stop on the 600 Block of Scott Street, in the Town of Fort Frances.. While speaking with the driver, observations were made that the driver had been consuming alcohol. The driver was arrested for Impaired Operation and returned to the detachment for further tests.

As a result of the investigation Faith Kakeeway, a 33-year-old female from Fort Frances, was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired -alcohol contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code

Then at 03:15 am, officers conducted a traffic stop on the 500 Block of Kings Highway 11 in Fort Frances. again after to speaking with the driver, observations were made that the driver had been consuming alcohol and arrested at the scene. The driver was transported to detachment for further tests.

As a result of the investigation Jenny Zacharias a 49-year-old female from La Vallee Township, was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired-alcohol contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Operation while impaired-blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) contrary to Section 320.14 (1)(b) of the Criminal Code

All three have been release to a court date in July in Fort France 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.