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Frontenac OPP lay impaired driving charges over Easter weekend

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Officers with the Frontenac County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to two separate incidents involving impaired drivers over the Easter holiday weekend.

The first incident occurred on Saturday, Apr. 11, 2020 when, just before 2:30 a.m., the Frontenac OPP received a traffic complaint from a concerned motorist regarding an aggressive driver on Road 38 near West Port Road in Godfrey.

Officers located the vehicle in the area and attempted to stop it, but the driver sped away and began driving on the K&P Trail. Officers were able to block the vehicle on the trail and speak to the driver.

As a result of the ensuing investigation, Matthew Cumpson, 27, of South Frontenac Township was charged with:

  • Impaired driving
  • Having more than 80 mg of alcohol in the blood while operating a motor vehicle
  • Flight from police
  • Dangerous driving

Cumpson’s driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days, and the motor vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days. Cumpson will be responsible for all related fees, and was later released on an undertaking. He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston at a later date.

Then, shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday, Apr. 12, 2020, officers from the Frontenac OPP were called to attend a collision involving two vehicles on Highway 401 west of Gardiners Road near kilometre marker 610.

As a result of the ensuing investigation, Hassib Reda, 35, of Montreal was charged with:

  • Impaired driving
  • Refusing to comply with an officer’s demands

Reda’s driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days, and the motor vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days. Reda will be responsible for all related fees, was later released on an undertaking, and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston at a later date.

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