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OPP RIDE check leads to impaired charges for Stirling-Rawdon man

OPP laid impaired driving charges during a RIDE check in Stirling-Rawdon on Wednesday night.
OPP laid impaired driving charges during a RIDE check in Stirling-Rawdon on Wednesday night. Global News

A man faces impaired driving charges following an OPP RIDE check in central Ontario on Wednesday.

Central Hastings OPP say that at around 11:30 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle at a RIDE check on West Front Street at Frankford Road in Stirling-Rawdon township, about 75 kilometres southeast of Peterborough.

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Police say they determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

Aaron Bassett, 29, of Stirling-Rawdon, was arrested and charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood-alcohol concentration (80-plus)

The accused had his driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Belleville on Oct. 17.

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