City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service – Driver Charged During Festive R.I.D.E. (Name Released)

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On Wednesday December 7, 2022 one driver was charged for impaired driving while stopped during a Kawartha Lakes Police Service Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program.

Wednesday afternoon at 4:51PM, Kawartha Lakes Police were conducting a R.I.D.E. program near York Street and Russell Street West.

Officers stopped a vehicle, while speaking with the driver they observed signs of impairment.

A roadside screening test was administered, and as a result the driver was arrested.

62-year-old Frank Ivison of Omemee has been charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located at 440 Kent Street West in Lindsay on January 12, 2023.

With the holiday season here Kawartha Lakes Police are reminding drivers if you plan to consume alcohol or drugs, always have a plan for a safe ride home. If you suspect a driver is impaired call 9-1-1, in doing so you may save a life.

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