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Red Lake man nabbed for impaired driving

Impaired driving charges laid in the Municipality of Red Lake.
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RED LAKE – A Red Lake resident is facing impaired driving charges following a traffic stop Sunday afternoon.

According to an Ontario Provincial Police release, officers from Red Lake and Ear Falls were on patrol Sunday around 2:50 p.m.

Officers observed a vehicle swerve in its lane and conducted a traffic stop to speak to the driver.

Police say the man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

A demand for a roadside test occurred which the man failed.

He was placed under arrest and returned to the detachment for further tests.

As a result of the investigation a 58-year-old Red Lake man was charged with operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs and operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

He was released by way of Undertaking for a Red Lake court date on Oct. 21 to answer to the charges.


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