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Ashanti SKEAD – Drunk Driving

(KENORA, ON) – A R.I.D.E program in the City of Kenora has resulted in impaired operation charges.

On July 6, 2024, at approximately 2:20 a.m., members of the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a R.I.D.E program in the area of Railway Street. A motor vehicle entered the program, and an approved screening device was administered.  

Through investigation, it was determined that the driver of the motor vehicle had been impaired by alcohol. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Kenora OPP Detachment for further testing.

As a result, Ashanti SKEAD, 28-years-old, of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, has been arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with:

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

·      Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Kenora on July 25, 2024.

The OPP remains committed to taking impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.