(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – A driver has been arrested and charged after avoiding a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) program.

On December 6, 2022, at 9:40 p.m., members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a R.I.D.E. program on Highway 64, West Nipissing, when a vehicle was observed avoiding the checkpoint.

The vehicle was shortly located and stopped by police. The driver was found to have an outstanding warrant for theft and was arrested.

The vehicle had unauthorized plates and was uninsured.

As a result of the investigation, Michael LARABIE, 29-years-of-age, from West Nipissing, was charged with:

  • Theft under $5000, contrary to section 334(b) of the Criminal Code
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance, contrary to section 2(1)(a) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
  • Use plate not authorized for vehicle, contrary to section 12(1)(d) of the Highway Traffic Act

The accused was released on an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on January 5, 2023, in West Nipissing