Greenstone OPP Charges Driver with Impairment During R.I.D.E Checkpoint

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GREENSTONE – NEWS – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) checkpoint in Greenstone, leading to the arrest of an individual for operating a vehicle under the influence.

On March 16, 2024, just before the stroke of noon, members stationed on Highway 584, within the bounds of the Municipality of Greenstone, initiated a stop that brought to light an impaired driver’s actions.

Enforcement Efforts Lead to Arrest in Greenstone:

The operation flagged a vehicle for inspection, during which the driver was subjected to a breathalyzer test. The results indicated impairment due to alcohol, culminating in the arrest of the motorist, Brittany NAYANOOKEESIC, 28, hailing from Geraldton.

The suspect was then taken to the Greenstone OPP Detachment for additional evaluation.

Legal Proceedings Initiated Against Geraldton Resident:

NAYANOOKEESIC is now facing multiple charges, including Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus), and Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs, under the stringent regulations of the Criminal Code and Cannabis Control Act.

Specifically, the charge of Driving a Vehicle or Boat with Cannabis Readily Available underscores the seriousness with which law enforcement views the combination of driving and substance possession. Following the arrest, the accused has been released, with a court appearance scheduled for April 18, 2024, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greenstone.

Public Safety and Legal Implications Emphasized by OPP:

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the OPP’s unwavering commitment to removing impaired drivers from the roads, safeguarding the well-being of the community through both enforcement actions and public education efforts. The OPP also takes this opportunity to remind the public of the legal obligation to report suspected impaired driving by contacting 9-1-1. It’s imperative to recognize the role of the Mandatory Alcohol Screening law in this context, allowing police officers to demand a breath sample from any lawfully stopped driver, thereby reinforcing the mechanisms in place to deter impaired driving.

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