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Kaleb BRUYERE Was Arrested

(FORT FRANCES, ON) – An alert motorist and a police officer at the right place at the right time came together to stop an impaired driver on Highway 11, just east of Fort Frances.

On June 8, 2024, at approximately 9:00 am, an officer with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Northwest Region Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (T.I.M.E.) Team was flagged down by a motorist who reported a possible impaired driver.

The suspect vehicle was located and stopped shortly after the report. The T.I.M.E. Team member, who possessed advanced training in impaired driving investigations, detected evidence of alcohol consumption and demanded a standardized field sobriety test. The driver performed poorly on the test and was arrested for impaired driving. The driver was then transported to the Fort Frances Detachment where breath testing was completed.

Kaleb BRUYERE, 21-years-old from Fort Frances has been charged criminally with one count of impaired operation alcohol / drug, and one count impaired operation blood alcohol concentration 80 plus. A 90-day administrative driver’s licence suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment were also issued.

The accused was released by police and is scheduled to appear in the Fort Frances Ontario Court of Justice on July 8, 2024, to answer to the charges.

Road safety is the shared responsibility of all road users. Impaired driving is a public safety emergency. If you see an impaired driver or have concerns about a vehicle driving in a dangerous manner, call 911.