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ATV driver, 18, faces impaired charges in Bruce Mines

OPP responded to complaint late Friday evening
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An ATV operator from Richards Landing faces impaired driving charges following a traffic stop in Bruce Mines late Friday evening.

OPP responded to a complaint regarding an ATV with three people on it shortly after 11:30 p.m., says a news release issued by East Algoma OPP.

As a result, 18-year-old Racer Brason was arrested and charged with impaired operation.

None of the allegations have been tested in court and Brason is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Full text of the OPP news release follows:

BRUCE MINES - Police received a traffic complaint of a three-wheeler with three people on it driving erratically on Crawford Street.

On June 7, 2024 shortly after 11:30 p.m., members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) patrolled the area for the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in the Town of Bruce Mines.

Police observed the three-wheeler ATV with a driver and two passengers backing out of a local restaurant parking lot and initiated a traffic stop. While speaking to the driver police determined alcohol had been consumed and the driver was arrested. The accused was then transported to Blind River detachment for further testing.

As a result, Racer Brason, 18 years of age from Richards Landing, was charged with:
    •    Operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs
    •    Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Elliot Lake on July 4, 2024.

The driver was issued a 90-day administrative drivers licence suspension.

If you suspect an impaired driver, call 911 and don't hesitate to "make the call."