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Couchiching First Nation resident charged with impaired operation

By CJ Goater Jan 12, 2024 | 2:18 PM

The Ontario Provincial Police have arrested and charged one individual with impaired operation following a collision.

On January 11, around 11:00 a.m., members of the OPP responded to a single motor vehicle collision in the 400 block of Nelson Street in the Town of Fort Frances.

Through investigation, it was determined that the driver of the motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and damaged surrounding property as a result of the collision, the driver was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Rainy River District OPP Detachment for further testing.

As a result, a 30 year old from Couchiching First Nation, has been arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with:
• Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Fort Frances on February 12.