During Festive R.I.D.E program the Almaguin Highlands OPP has checked over 1400 vehicles from November 23, 2018 to December 30, 2018. As a result of these R.I.D.E. checks, two drivers have been charged under the Cannabis Control Act, one driver was charged with failing to display device and one driver was charged with having an expired validation. One driver was charged with having no insurance and one driver was charged with having 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood.
Almaguin Highlands OPP would like to remind motorists that if you have consumed a few drinks, or cannabis make sure you have a designated driver, stay the night or call a taxi.
On Thursday December 20, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. the Almaguin Highlands OPP were conducting a R.I.D.E. program at the intersection of Mountainview Road and Highway 124. Officers observed two vehicles attempt to avoid the R.I.D.E. program and subsequently stopped the vehicles on Airport Road, Joly Township. Police spoke to both drivers and determined that one of the drivers had consumed alcohol and was arrested and charged with operation while impaired-blood alcohol concentration-80 plus.
The accused is 46-year-old Steven Wanner of Sundridge who was released from police custody and is scheduled to appear on Thursday February 14, 2019 in Sundridge Court, Ontario.