Fort Frances OPP Police Press Releases

Crystal FOWLER Was Arrested

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – A traffic complaint has led to one individual being arrested and charged with impaired operation.

On June 15, 2024, just before 7:00 p.m., members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint of a suspected impaired driver on Kings Highway in the Town of Fort Frances. Officers located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.  

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

As a result, Crystal FOWLER, 42-years-old, of Emo Township, 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 July 29, 2024.

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