IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGE LAID AT RIDE PROGRAM

(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – Members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged an individual after conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) program.

On June 29, 2024, shortly before 2:00 a.m., officers conducted a RIDE program on Ottawa Street, West Nipissing. A motor vehicle approached the officers conducting the program, as a result of the investigation the driver was arrested for impaired driving.

Mason FEX, 28-year-old from West Nipissing, was charged with, operation while impaired blood alcohol concentration over 80 and operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs.

The accused was release and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on August 1, 2024, in North Bay.

The driver was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Drivers are reminded that no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving. The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. Arrive alive, drive sober.

The Ontario Provincial Police is committed to serving our province by protecting its’ citizens, upholding the law and preserving public safety.

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