ATIKOKAN – NEWS – A public complaint about a possible impaired driver ended with several Criminal Code (CC) and Highway Traffic Act (HTA) charges for a person from Prince Edward Island.
On October 4, 2022 at approximately 7:48 pm members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a public complaint about a possible impaired driver on Highway 11 near Mine Center.
Atikokan members located the vehicle later in the evening and determined the driver was impaired by alcohol. The driver was taken into custody for impaired operation and transported to the Atikokan Detachment for breath testing.
Jason ROPER, 48 years old from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island is charged with the following offences:
- Operation while impaired – alcohol section 320.14(1)(a) CC.
- Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) CC.
- Drive while suspended in Ontario section 36 Highway Traffic Act.
The accused’s driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days, and vehicle was impounded for 45 days. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Atikokan Ontario Court of Justice on November 16, 2022 to answer to the charges.
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.