(FORT FRANCES, ON) – Shortly before 9:00 am on November 10, 2019 a member of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a gas station on King’s Highway to fuel his police vehicle. The officer was alerted to a possible impaired driver by the staff at the gas station.
The officer conducted an investigation, assisted by a Drug Recognition Expert.
As a result of this investigation, Leah HUNTER (37) of Rainy River First Nation was charged criminally with:
- One count of impaired operation of a conveyance by drugs or alcohol.
HUNTER will attend Fort Frances Court on December 2, 2020 at 9:30 am to answer to this charge.
HUNTER was also charged with:
- Having care or control of a motor vehicle with open container of liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act.
The vehicle HUNTER was driving was impounded for 45 days.
HUNTER’s Driver’s Licence was suspended for a period of 90 days.
Leah Hunter was charged regarding the death of her mother in 2003. It was said that she had pulled the steering wheel while they were driving, resulting in the vehicle crashing and her mother, Eleanor Hunter, succumbing to her injuries. Hunter was charged with Criminal Negligence Causing Death.
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.