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Driver charged with impaired at RIDE program

It happened about 20 minutes after the program was set up in Moonbeam

MOONBEAM - An alleged impaired driver was charged at a RIDE program over the weekend. 

On March 30, James Bay OPP set up a RIDE program around 5 p.m. on Highway 581 in Moonbeam. About 20 minutes later, police allege that a driver who had consumed alcohol entered the program. 

The driver was arrested and brought to the Kapuskasing detachment for testing. 

A 47-year-old man from Moonbeam is charged with operation while impaired - alcohol and drugs, and operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus). 

The accused is scheduled to appear in court on April 29 in Kapuskasing. Their driver's licence was also suspended for 90 days and the vehicle is impounded for seven days.

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