Kemptville – On July 2, 2021, at approximately 4:51 p.m., the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint for a vehicle that was weaving on the roadway and almost caused a collision on County Road 43, entering Kemptville, in the Municipality of North Grenville.
Officers located and stopped the vehicle on County Road 43. Observations at the scene led officers to enter into an impaired driving investigation. An officer designated as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) was requested to assist with the investigation. Police also located and seized a large quantity of cannabis and over $6,000 in cash.
As a result of the investigation, Omar OMAR, 24 years of age, of Ottawa, Ontario, was charged with:
- Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs – Contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 – Contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the CC
- Possession for the purpose of distributing – Contrary to Section 9(2) of the Cannabis Act (CA)
The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on July 30, 2021.
To report suspected impaired driving, please contact Grenville County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To report information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit your tip online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.