LEEDS – Officers of the Rideau Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing an investigation involving an impaired driver after fireworks were observed being discharged from the vehicle.
On the 27th of May 2017 at about 8:45 AM O.P.P officers were on patrol on Highway 15, Portland, in Rideau Lakes Township when they noticed a passenger of a northbound pickup truck discharging succession fireworks out of the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and after an investigation the driver was arrested for Driving with More Than 80 Mgs of Alcohol in his blood. He was also found to be driving while under suspension.
25 year old William UBDEGROVE of Elgin is scheduled to answer to his criminal charge on the 23rd of June 2017 at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Division in Brockville.
A 23 year old male passenger from Lyndhurst is being charged under the Environmental Protection Act for discharging the fireworks.