Collision leads to impaired driving charges in Shannonville

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A man is facing impaired driving charges after members of the Lennox and Addington Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a collision involving two vehicles on Lazier Road.

Just after 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, officers were dispatched to the report of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on Lazier Road. According to a release from the OPP, officers attended the scene and were advised that a vehicle had rear-ended another vehicle, causing both vehicles to enter the ditch.

As a result of an investigation, one driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the detachment for further testing, OPP said.

Douglas Pelton, 23 years old, of Brant County, Ontario, was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Dangerous operation

Pelton was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in December 2022. His licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. Pelton will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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