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Collision leads to impaired driving charges

A late evening collision has one Red Lake resident facing charges.
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RED LAKE – A motor vehicle collision in the Municipality of Red Lake has led to impaired driving charges for a Red Lake man.

According to an Ontario Provincial Police release, officers responded to a motor vehicle collision along Berry Drive on Thursday, June 9 just after 9 p.m.

Police determined that one of the motor vehicle operators had been consuming alcohol.

The officer made a demand for an approved screening device breath sample, and the driver failed.

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

As a result of the investigation, a 40-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 Red Lake court on Aug. 18, 2022 to answer to the charges.