Excessive speeding in Napanee leads to criminal charges for Montreal residents

The 2023 Porsche Cayenne pictured above was stopped after an OPP officer detected the vehicle travelling at approximately 150 km/h on Highway 401 in Napanee on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024. Photo via OPP.

Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested three individuals over the weekend after a traffic stop for excessive speeding led to the discovery of a concealed weapon and suspected stolen credit cards.

According to the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), officers with the Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (TIME) team were conducting speed enforcement on Highway 401 in the Town of Greater Napanee on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024. Shortly after 6 p.m. that day, an officer recorded a 2023 Porsche Cayenne travelling at 150 km/h – 50 kilometres over the posted speed limit.

The officers stopped the vehicle and, while speaking with the driver and passengers, “cannabis was detected,” the OPP said in a press release on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. While conducting a search, “officers located a knife concealed in the vehicle.”

Police said that all three people in the vehicle were arrested. Subsequently, officers carried out a search of the vehicle and the arrested parties, and located cannabis, as well as five suspected stolen credit cards.

Cannabis, drug paraphernalia, a kitchen knife, and five suspected stolen credit cards seized by the OPP after a stunt driving stop on Highway 401 in Napanee. Photo via OPP.

As a result of the ensuing investigation, all three people have been charged by the L&A OPP as follows.

Cunha-Anastacio Bruno-Alexandre, a 27-year-old from Montreal, Que., was charged with:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Driving a motor vehicle and performing a stunt – excessive speed (stunt driving)
  • Driving a vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available
  • Driving a motor vehicle without a licence

Niyonkuru Samputu, a 28-year-old from Montreal, Que., was charged with:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession, use, or trafficking of a credit card or falsified credit card (not belonging to the holder)
  • Possession of credit card data (not of their own)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime with a value under $5,000
  • Identity theft – obtain or possess another person’s identity information

Steven Achille, a 27-year-old from Montreal, Que., was charged with:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

None of the charges have been tried in court.

Additionally, the vehicle the three Montreal residents were travelling in was impounded for 14 days, and the driver of the vehicle received a 30-day licence suspension. The driver will be responsible for all fees/fines related to the towing/impounding of the vehicle.

All three accused parties were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee in early March 2024.

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