(RED LAKE, ON) – Officers of the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged two adult male driver with impaired driving.

On July 6, 2016 at 5:11 p.m. Red Lake OPP received a complaint of two impaired drivers in Red Lake. Officers located the 2010 and 2016 Ford F-150’s traveling on Highway 105. Officers stopped both the vehicles in the Super 8 motel parking lot. Following an investigation, officers suspected both drivers to have consumed alcohol. Officers Issued Approved Screening Device (ASD) demands.. One Driver complied with the demand. Failing the ASD the driver was arrested and transported to the Red Lake Detachment for further tests. The second driver refused to comply with the demand and did not provide a sample into the ASD. The male was arrested for Refusing to comply with the demand and transported to the Red Lake Detachment for processing.

Curtis OLSON, age 51, of Saint Charles, Illinois, is charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle contrary to Section 253(1)(a) of the Criminal Code and Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in 100 Millilitres of Blood contrary to Section 253(1)(b) of the Criminal Code

Delbert WARD, age 64, of Elburn, Illinois, is charged with Refusing to provide a Breath Sample, contrary to section 254(5) of the Criminal Code

Both were released on Recognizance given to an Officer in Charge for the amount of $500. They are to appear in Red Lake Court, August 25, 2016. The vehicles were impounded for a minimum of 7 days and both issued a mandatory drivers licence suspension. 

Refusing to provide a breath sample when issued a demand by a Police Officer, carries the same penalties as driving while impaired. The OPP is committed to safety for all who utilize Ontario’s roadways.  Members of the public are urged to report Impaired Driving by calling 911 in emergency situations.  Complaints of impaired, aggressive or careless driving can also be made by calling 1-888-310-1122 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.