LEEDS – Officers of the Leeds County Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing investigations into two incidents involving impaired drivers.
On the 19th of May 2017 at about 6:00 PM O.P.P officers stopped 46 year old William MCMANN of Ottawa on Highway 401 in Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township. He was arrested and charged with the offence of Impaired Driving and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Division in Brockville on the 16th of June 2017.
On the 21st of May 2017 at about 8:00 AM, as a result of an investigation into a stunt driving incident on Highway 401 in Leeds and the Thousand Island Township, 31 year old Susinthan THEIVENDRARAJA of Scarborough faces a criminal charge of refusing to provide a breath sample after signs of impairment were detected. He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Division in Brockville on the 9th of June 2017. He further has a scheduled court date for the provincial offence of stunt driving on the 12th of July 2017 for driving 60 kilometers over the speed limit.
Both drivers found their vehicles towed and impounded.
Leeds County Detachment Commander Inspector Mike Francis said “Driving while impaired or riding with someone who is impaired is never worth the risk. Whether you’re on a busy highway filled with summer travelers or just driving your regular route across town to a game at your local ball diamond, it’s important to stay focused and alert. And if your activities involve alcohol, make sure you have a designated driver or a plan to take transit or a taxi.”
Leeds OPP officers will remain diligent in conducting R.I.D.E checks throughout the county at different times and locations.