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RIDE nabs impaired driver

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Courtesy OPP

On August 3 at 9:27 p.m., members of the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) on Highway 64, West Nipissing. 

A vehicle was stopped, and it was determined that the driver was impaired by alcohol.  The driver was arrested and transported to the Nipissing West Detachment for further testing. 

As a result of the investigation Jennifer Hamilton, 32, from West Nipissing, was charged with "Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)."

She was released on an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on September 1 in West Nipissing.

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

The OPP would like to remind the public, that police officers in the lawful exercise of their powers can demand a breath sample at the roadside from any driver they stop to determine the individual's Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). If a driver fails the test, or refuses to take it, they can be immediately suspended from driving and face criminal impaired driving or related charges.