RIDE Program leads to impaired and cannabis charges
Members of the Red Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a Reduced Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) program which led to Impaired driving, and Cannabis Control Act 2017 (CCA) charges.
On April 1 at approximately 10:50 p.m., members of the Red Lake OPP Detachment instructed a vehicle and its operator to pull off to the side of the road, after coming through a RIDE program at the corner of highway 125 and highway 105, within the Municipality of Red Lake, and being suspected of impairment.
Through investigation, following a failed Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST), and after locating cannabis within the vehicle, it was determined that the driver of the vehicle had been impaired. The operator was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the detachment for further testing with a qualified OPP Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).
As a result of the investigation a 28-year-old resident of Winnipeg was charged with:
- One count – Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, contrary to the Criminal Code
- One count – Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available, contrary to Cannabis Control Act 2017
He was released by way of Undertaking, and will be appearing in Red Lake court on May 18.