Rainy River District OPP charge Manitoba resident with impaired driving

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FORT FRANCES — A 52-year-old resident from Manitoba is facing charges of impaired driving following a traffic stop in Fort Frances last month.

Rainy River District OPP were alerted to a possible impaired driver on Feb. 13, shortly before 5 a.m., according to a news release issued on March 1.

Police were able to locate a man driving a motor vehicle on King’s Highway in Fort Frances where a traffic stop was conducted.

The man was arrested for impaired operation based on the officer’s observation and obvious indicators of impairment.

Further testing conducted on the driver confirmed he was impaired, the release said.

A 52-year-old man from Winnipeg, Manitoba was criminally charged with operating a conveyance while impaired by alcohol or drugs and operating a conveyance with a blood concentration of 80 or more.

The driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Karen Edwards, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Thunder Bay Source