(RED LAKE, ON) – On June 2, 2016 officers of the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a possible impaired driver at Taxi Bay, off the Nungesser Road.  Officers located the vehicle and driver who gave a false name.  Officers determined the male driver was under the influence of alcohol.  He was arrested for Impaired Driving and returned to detachment for breath tests. Reginald Moose, 30, of Pikangikum, Ontario has been charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80 contrary to Section 253(1)(a) and (b) of the Criminal Code as well as two counts of Driving while Disqualified contrary to Section 259(4) of the Criminal Code and Obstruct Peace Officer contrary to Section 129(a) of the Criminal Code.  He was released by way of a Promise to Appear in Red Lake court on July 21, 2016 to answer to the charges.

On June 8, 2016 police received a report of a mischief at the Red Lake Legion located on Highway 105.  Officers attended and viewed graffiti that had been spray painted on the exterior of the building.  Within minutes officers located a suspect who admitted he was responsible.  As a result of investigation, Saul Pascal, 23, of Pikangikum, Ontario was charged with Mischief contrary to Section 430(4) and released by way of a Promise to Appear in Red Lake Court on July 21, 2016.

On June 9, 2016 at approximately 10:38 pm, officers received a report of a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 105 south of Pakwash Provincial Park.  Upon speaking with the female driver, officers discovered that she had been consuming alcohol.  Dawn Larochelle, 33, of Ear Falls was arrested and charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle as well as Over 80 contrary to Section 253(1)(a) and (b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.  She was released by way of a Promise to Appear in Red Lake court on July 21, 2016.

The OPP reminds motorists that operating a vehicle under the influence of any amount of alcohol is dangerous and jeopardizes your own safety as well as the safety of others.  If you are planning to consume alcohol then plan to have a sober person drive you home.  The public may report an impaired driver by calling 911 or the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.