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Driver charged at morning RIDE program in Hearst

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HEARST - A driver was charged with impaired after a morning RIDE program in Hearst.

On Saturday (Nov. 18), James Bay OPP set up a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) program on Highway 583 in Hearst around 10:30 p.m.

A driver was stopped and after officers determined she had been drinking, she was arrested and brought to the Hearst detachment for more testing.

A 34-year-old woman from Hearst is charged operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs, and operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus). 

The driver's licence is suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days at the expense of the owner. 

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 6 in Hearst.

None of the charges have been tested in court and the accused is considered innocent unless proven guilty.