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Man attempts to flee police on lake

By Adam Riley Jul 25, 2023 | 9:56 AM

Supplied by Ontario Provincial Police

A Kakabeka Falls man faces several charges after he attempted to flee from police on Northern Lights Lake.

On Saturday the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry were conducting marine enforcement on the lake, located 120 kilometres west of Thunder Bay, when they observed a boat operating in an erratic manner.

An attempt was made conduct a vehicle stop, but the boater returned to shore and ran away.

Officers returned to shore and were able to locate and take the 43 year old into custody.

Charges include:

·      Operating Non-Human-Powered Pleasure Craft without Personal Flotation Device or Lifejacket of Appropriate Size for Each Person on Board

·      Failure to Have Proof of Competency on Board a Pleasure Craft

·      Failing to Give Officer or Inspector Reasonable Assistance – Owner, Person in Charge or Person on Board Pleasure Craft

·      Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs

·      Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus)

The accused also received a 90 day license suspension and a 7 day vehicle impoundment.

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