LEEDS – Officers of the Leeds Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are continuing an investigation into an impaired driver stopped at a R.I.D.E check.
On the 2nd of June 2017 at about 11:30 PM O.P.P officers were conducting a RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) check at the intersection of County Road 29 and County Road 30, in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township. Officers arrested a lone male driver and charged him with Impaired Driving after an investigation.
60 year old Charles Johnston of Athens Township was later released and is scheduled to appear in Ontario Court of Justice, Brockville on the14th of July 2017 to answer to his charge.
While Leeds OPP officers do increase their number of R.I.D.E. stops over the holidays, they are reminding drivers that R.I.D.E. stops are carried out throughout the year, throughout the province as part of the OPP’s Provincial Traffic Safety Program (PTSP).