Emo, ON – In a swift response to a concerned bus driver’s call for assistance, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Rainy River have arrested and charged a 32-year-old individual with impaired operation. The incident unfolded in Emo, Ontario, highlighting the importance of vigilant citizens in ensuring road safety.
Vigilant Bus Driver Raises Alarm
On October 5, 2023, around 4:30 p.m., OPP officers were dispatched to Emo following a report from a watchful bus driver suspecting a fellow motorist to be impaired. Upon arriving at the scene, officers conducted a thorough investigation, confirming the driver’s impairment due to drugs.
Arrest and Charges: Road Safety Prevails
As a consequence of the investigation, Justin Rose, a 32-year-old resident of Kenora, ON, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs. Additionally, Rose faces charges under the Highway Traffic Act for Drive While Under Suspension. To validate the impairment, the accused underwent testing by a drug recognition expert at the Fort Frances detachment.
A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) and a 7-day Vehicle Impoundment were imposed in accordance with the law. Rose is slated to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on November 6, 2023, to answer for the charges.
OPP Advocates for Road Safety
The OPP remains steadfast in their commitment to ensuring road safety. They urge motorists to promptly report suspected impaired driving incidents by contacting the police at 1-888-310-1122 or calling 911. Additionally, individuals can provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.
This incident underscores the crucial role citizens play in maintaining the safety and security of our roads, reminding everyone that vigilance can save lives.