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RIDE program helps take impaired driver off the road

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Officers from the North Bay Ontario Provincial Police reporting an impaired driving arrest while they were recently conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) Program on the North Bay Bypass at Frost Street.

On October 1 at 2:21 am, a vehicle approached the officers. When they spoke to the driver, police say they smelled an odour of alcohol coming from the driver’s breath. Officers made a demand for the driver to provide a breath sample at the roadside. The driver registered a fail.

He was placed under arrest and transported to the North Bay OPP detachment for further breath tests. The breath tests revealed that the driver had over the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.

As a result of the police investigation, a 26-year-old North Bay man has been charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol and driving with more than 80 mgs of alcohol in blood.

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The man’s driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days with an Automatic Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The man was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay on October 17.

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