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OPP Police Press Releases Red Lake

Steven RICHARD Was Arrested – Details Released

(RED LAKE, ON) – One individual is facing impaired operation charges following a motor vehicle collision.

On July 5, 2024, just before 4:00 p.m., members of the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 125.

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 Red Lake OPP Detachment for further testing.

As a result, Steven RICHARD, 46-years-old, of Balmertown, has been arrested and charged under the Criminal Code, Highway Traffic Act, Cannabis Control Act, and Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act with:

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

·      Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs

·      Fail to Ensure Child Properly Secured

·      Drive While Child Passenger Not Properly Secured

·      Drive Vehicle or Boat with Cannabis Readily Available

·      Fail to Surrender Insurance Card

·      Fail to Notify Change of Address

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Red Lake on August 15, 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 while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.

There were no injuries report to police as a result of the collision.