A driver is facing charges after a two-vehicle collision on Dundas Street West in Greater Napanee earlier this week.
Shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, members of Lennox and Addington Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to the collision which took place on Dundas Street West at Cherrywood Parkway in Greater Napanee.
“When police arrived, Paramedic Services were already on scene treating the drivers for minor injuries. The collision was between a sedan and a hatchback. The lone male driver of the hatchback was arrested for impaired driving and brought back to the police detachment for testing,” the OPP stated in a media release, dated Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024.
As a result of this investigation, L&A County OPP has charged Stephen Park, age 46, of Frankford, Ontario, with:
- Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol/drugs
- Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Driving while under suspension
According to the release, Park was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee later this month. Their licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Lennox & Addington County OPP Detachment Commander Dave Tovell is reminding people, “By calling 911 and reporting suspected impaired drivers to police, you play a role in keeping our roads, trails, and waterways safe. Keeping our roads safe is everyone’s responsibility. Together police and community can have a significant impact in reducing incidents of impaired driving and bringing to justice those who have no regard for public safety.”