Hamilton man charged after impaired driving, assault of Napanee homeowner

Photo by Logan Cadue/Kingstonist.

Over the weekend, the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of three individuals on ATVs trespassing on private property in Greater Napanee.

According to a release from the OPP, at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 15, 2023, officers responded to the report, where males from the ATVs were arguing with the property owner. OPP said that one of the males from the ATV’s struck the property owner, injuring him. The property owner was transported to the hospital.

Officers located the male who assaulted the property owner, who was showing signs of impairment, according to police. An Approved Screening Device (ASD) was administered and the driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the detachment for processing. 

As a result, Jessie Freeman, 41 years old, of Hamilton, Ontario, was charged with:

  • Operating a motor while impaired – alcohol and drug
  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired – blood alcohol concentration of over 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood
  • Aggravated assault

Freeman was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in May 2023. His licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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