Drunk Driving, a Stolen Truck Slammed in the Ditch and a 15-year-old Girl


(RED LAKE, ON) -Two incidents unfolded that involved the Red Lake detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police recently that have now been sent out to media outlets, alerting them of the allegations. The first incident is dated as November 2nd, 2018, making it roughly 5-week old information, this is unusual for the OPP as they tend to be prompt and informative with their media releases. The second incident is alleged to have happened yesterday.


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Police tell us that on November 2nd, 201,8 at approximately 1:30 am, officers from the Red Lake detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attended a business in the area of Highway 125 and 105 while conducting an investigation. They spoke with a male who had been occupying the driver’s seat of a vehicle and believed that the male was under the influence of alcohol.

A demand for the male to provide a sample of his breath into the approved screening device was read but the male refused to provide the sample. As a result of the investigation, 30-year-old Tyler Moncrief, of Red Lake, was charged with:

  • Fail to Provide Sample contrary to section 254(2) of the Criminal Code.

He was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in a Red Lake courtroom on December 13th at 9:00 am to begin the process of answering to the charges.


Police tell us that on December 10th, 2018 at approximately 9:50 am, officers responded to a report of a truck in the ditch approximately 8 km north of Highway 125 on the Nungesser Road. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located a truck in the ditch that had been reported stolen from Pikangikum First Nation.


The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol and a demand for a breath sample was given, which the driver subsequently failed. The female driver was arrested and returned to detachment for further tests. As a result of the investigation, a 15-year-old female from Pikangikum First Nation has been charged with:

  • Impaired Driving as well as Over 80 contrary to Section 253(1)(a) and (b) of the Criminal Code
  • Take Motor Vehicle without Consent contrary to Section 335(1) of the Criminal Code.

She was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in a Red Lake courtroom on January 9th, 2019 to begin answering to the charges.

Motorists who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs are subject to drivers licence suspensions, fines, vehicle impoundments, criminal records and increased insurance costs. Please drive responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

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.

Source: OPP

This article contains allegations that have not been proven in court. photo not of actual event. Photo credit: wtok tv.