Ride Program Officer Spots Open Alcohol and Impaired Driver


(KIRKLAND LAKE, ON) – On October 6, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., members of the Kirkland Lake Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) program on Hwy 66, in Lebel Twp., Ontario.
While speaking with a driver who entered the RIDE program, officers determined that they were under the influence of alcohol and also observed an open container of alcohol within the vehicle.
As a result, Eva KEANE, 30 years of age, of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, was charged with the following:

  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand, contrary to section 320.15(1) of the Criminal Code (CC), and
  • Having Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor, contrary to section 32(1) of the Liquor Licence Act (LLA).

The driver was served a 90 day Administrative Driver Licence Suspension (ADLS) and their motor vehicle has been impounded for seven days.
The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on November 14, 2019 in Kirkland Lake.
The OPP remains committed to enforcing impaired driving laws and educating road users about the dangers posed by motorists who drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Remember any amount of alcohol or drugs can impair one’s ability to drive. If you suspects someone is driving or about to drive impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, call 9-1-1 and report it.
Source: OPP