Amherstview resident charged after report of impaired driving

The Lennox and Addington Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Photo by Logan Cadue/Kingstonist.

An Amherstview driver has been charged after officers from the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a possible impaired driver in Amherstview.

At approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 20, 2023, the report of a possible impaired driver came into the L&A Detachment. According to a release from the OPP, officers located the vehicle and driver at a residence in Amherstview. The OPP officers spoke to the driver and observed them to be showing signs of impairment.

As a result of an investigation, L&A County OPP has charged Amber Green, age 43, of Amherstview, with:

  • Failure or refusal to comply with a demand

In Ontario, the penalty for refusing a breathalyzer test is the same as if the driver took the test and failed. A person convicted of this offence faces a maximum penalty of five years in jail. There is a mandatory minimum sentence of a one-year driving prohibition and a $1,000 fine, upon conviction.

Green was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee next month. Their licence was suspended for 90 days.

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