IMPAIRED: Atikokan Resident Nailed with Impaired Charge


(ATIKOKAN, ON) – Shortly after 10:00 pm on February 4, 2020 members of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a complaint of a possible impaired driver.

Officers located the suspect vehicle on Main Street in Atikokan. A traffic stop was initiated and an investigation was conducted.

As a result of the investigation, Darren Wragg (37) of Atikokan has been charged criminally with:

  • Operating a conveyance with a blood alcohol concentration of 80 or more milligrams in 100 millilitres of blood; and

Because Darren registered a “fail” on an approved screening device, the vehicle was impounded for 7 days and the driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days. Darren will appear in Atikokan Provincial Court on March 18, 2020, at 11:00 am to answer to this charge.

The OPP is committed to safety for all who utilize Ontario’s roadways. Members of the public are urged to report Impaired Driving by calling 911 in emergency situations. Complaints of impaired, aggressive or careless driving can also be made by calling  1-888-310-1122.

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Source: OPP


5 Replies to “IMPAIRED: Atikokan Resident Nailed with Impaired Charge”

    1. Unfortunately Rex…many of them don’t learn, will never learn, and it’s all because they don’t care. That being said I’m no Angel either! I got an impaired back in 2007…BUT I LEARNED! Having lost the privilege to drive for a few years was really hard, and I did it to myself. Imagine driving since the day you turned being in your mid 20s taking the “loser cruiser” to work. What’s worse is having to tell your boss and coworkers!! The danger I put people in made me so disgusted with myself I could hardly look at myself in the mirror…and then telling your work family. The same of it all almost killed me. Long story short…NEVER AGAIN!!! NEVER!!! A drivers license is a privilege and NOT a right…and people need to get that straight!! I took my lumps…paid the high insurance…but forever in the back of my mind I could have killed somebody, and driving in that state was the biggest CHOICE I could have ever made!!

  1. Just don’t get it. When will they learn that drinking and driving is bad. Don’t do it. You will get caught sooner then later. SMH.

    1. I lost a sister and brother-in-law to a drunk driver two years ago. He only got 4 years in the pen. Too bad that the penalties aren’t increased to discourage this behaviour.

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