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RIDE stop ends in suspended driver facing charges

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On Nov. 23, 2021, frontline members of the Kirkland Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) program on Government Road in Virginiatown.

While conducting a check on an operator of a motor vehicle that entered the RIDE program police discovered that the driver was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle under the Criminal Code (CC) and that their licence was also suspended under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

As a result, Cameron Rowe, 45 years of age, of Kearns, Ontario, has been charged with:

  • Operation While Prohibited Under the Criminal Code, contrary to section 320.18(1)(a) of the CC
  • Driving While Under Suspension, contrary to section 53(1) of the HTA (Two Counts)

The accused was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on Dec. 23, 2021, in Kirkland Lake.