Frontenac OPP lay first impaired driving charges of the year

Photo by Logan Cadue.

So far this year, members of the South Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged two drivers with operating a motor vehicle while impaired.

In a media release, the OPP reminds all drivers not to drink and drive and to find alternate ways of getting home.

At approximately 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, OPP officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on Carleton Drive, South Frontenac Township. According to the release, officers located the vehicle at the scene and the driver walking on the road a short distance away. 

As a result of the investigation Brandon Auger, age 23, of South Frontenac Township has been charged with the following offences:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Adult Novice Driver B.A.C. above zero

The following day, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at approximately 5:15 p.m. officers responded to another motor vehicle collision, this time on Road 38, South Frontenac Township. Officers located the driver and the vehicle at the scene, according to the OPP. 

As a result of the investigation Michael Courneya, age 32, of Loyalist Township has been charged with the following offences:

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

Both accused had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days, and their vehicle towed and impounded for seven days. Both were released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston later this month. They will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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