Leeds County– Officers of the Leeds Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested five people over the last 12 days for impaired driving.
On October 9, 2019 officers responded to the Port of Lansdowne after the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) located a suspected impaired driver. A 36 year -old male from Kingston, Ontario was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with Operation of Motor Vehicle with Blood Alcohol Concentration 80-milligrams or more.
On October 12, 2019 members of Leeds Detachment responded to complaint of a possible impaired driver in the Village of Athens. A Roadside Screening test was conducted on a driver, who was then transported to the detachment for further testing. A 42 year-old male from Athens, Ontario was charged with Operation of Motor Vehicle with Blood Alcohol Concentration 80-milligrams or more.
Both of these accused were released with future court dates.
On October 18, 2019 Leeds County OPP responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver in Lansdowne. A 46 year-old female from Lansdown was arrested and charged with Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle and Operation of Motor Vehicle with Blood Alcohol Concentration 80-milligrams or more. She was released with a future court date.
On October 18, 2019 members of the Leeds OPP stopped a vehicle on Highway-401 in Elizabethtown Township for a Highway Traffic Act violation. An investigation revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen. A 39 year-old male of Elora, Ontario was charged with the following offences:
Impaired Operation of Motor vehicle by drug
Possession of Property obtained by Crime
Obstruct Peace Officer
The accused was held in custody pending a Bail Hearing.
On October 20, 2019 members of the Leeds County OPP were conducting a RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program when they saw a vehicle attempt to avoid the RIDE check. A 55 year-old male of Leeds & 1000 Islands Township was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operation of Motor Vehicle with Blood Alcohol Concentration of 80-milligrams or more. The accused was released with a future court date.
All the charged individuals had their Driver’s Licence suspended and vehicles impounded. The OPP would like to thank members of the public for continuing to make the roads a safer place by calling in suspected impaired drivers. If you see someone driving who may be impaired, pull over and safely call 9-1-1.