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Impaired charges laid at a Kawartha Lakes OPP RIDE program

DAN CEARNS The Standard

KAWARTHA LAKES: A Newcastle man has been charged with impaired driving, after being caught at a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) program, by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

According to the OPP, the program was being conducted on Highway 35, in Manvers Township, on Tuesday, July 2nd. The charges were laid at 1:37 a.m.

“A motor vehicle approached the officers conducting the program, where an odour of alcohol was found to be emitting from the driver. Through investigation the driver was arrested and charged with impaired driving offences,” an OPP press release stated.

51-year-old David Russell is facing charges of: Operation While Impaired by Alcohol and Drugs, and Operation While Impaired by a Blood Alcohol Concentration over 80.

“Drivers are reminded, 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 press release concluded.

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