Motor Vehicle Collision in Rocky Bay First Nation Leads to Multiple Charges

Police keep expressing that if one drinks and drives they will be caught. Photo -
Police keep expressing that if one drinks and drives they will be caught. Photo -

ROCKY BAY FIRST NATION, ON – A motor vehicle collision in Rocky Bay First Nation on June 2, 2024, has resulted in multiple charges, including impaired operation.

At approximately 10:15 a.m., officers from the Nipigon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment responded to a single-vehicle collision in Rocky Bay First Nation. Upon arrival, they located the vehicle and conducted an investigation.

The driver, Amanda Becker-Coaster, 24, of Rocky Bay First Nation, was subjected to a roadside screening device test, which she failed. Subsequently, she was placed under arrest. Following further investigation, Becker-Coaster was charged under the Highway Traffic Act and Criminal Code with:

  • Driving While Under Suspension
  • Operation While Prohibited under the Criminal Code
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)
  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Becker-Coaster was taken to the Nipigon OPP Detachment for additional testing. She now faces a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) and a 7-day vehicle impoundment. She has been released from custody and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Nipigon at a later date.

The OPP continues its efforts to remove alcohol and drug-impaired drivers from the roads through enforcement and public education. If you suspect someone is driving impaired, call 9-1-1 to report it.

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