The theft of a motor vehicle has led to a variety of charges for a Red Lake resident. The Red Lake and Ear Falls Detachments of the OPP responded to a report of a stolen vehicle on May 19.

A few minutes later, the vehicle was located in a ditch just south of Red Lake, off of Highway 105. The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested.

As a result of the investigation, the 27-year-old Red Lake resident is facing Criminal Code charges of:

- Three counts of assaulting police
- Driving without a licence
- Driving with over 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood
- Impaired operation of a motor vehicle
- Theft of a motor vehicle

The accused is also facing a Highway Traffic Act offence, for failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing earlier this week.

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