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Grenville County OPP Reports for June 25th, 2018

Grenville County OPP Reports for June 25th, 2018

Prescott – The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested 3 individuals for impaired driving-related offenses, between June 18 to the 23, 2018.

On June 18, at approximately 5 pm a citizen reported a possible impaired driver on Water Street, in Prescott. Police responded and arrested the male driver. Ross Lassenba, age 62, of Edwardsburgh Township, was charged with:

  • Driving while ability impaired by alcohol
  • Driving with more than 80mgs of alcohol in blood

On June 23, at 11:30 pm, an OPP officer was on general patrol, along County Road 2, in Augusta Township, when a motor vehicle swerved across the center line, almost striking the on-coming cruiser. This vehicle was stopped and the female driver, Catherine Brown, age 47, of Prescott, was charged with:

  • Driving while ability impaired by drug
  • Fail or refuse to provide sample

On June 23, at approximately 11:30 pm, a citizen reported a possible impaired driver, who was parked along County Road 21, in Edwardsburgh Township. The driver was revving his engine and had a small bonfire next to his vehicle. Officers attended and arrested the male lone occupant. Heath Tonelli, age 47, from Medicine Hat, Alberta was charged with:

  • Care or control while ability impaired by alcohol
  • Fail or refuse to provide sample

In addition to the criminal charges, all mentioned drivers had their motor vehicle impounded for 7 days and their drivers license suspended for 90 days.

The accused are scheduled to appear before the Brockville Court of Justice, on July 20, 2018.

If you see or suspect impaired driving, whether it is on highways, private property or on the waters, please contact 9-1-1 as you see it happening. Your call may save a life!

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