Impaired ATV driver charged in Deseronto

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Officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a four wheeled all-terrain vehicle travelling on Main Street, in Deseronto, at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

Police determined that the driver was showing signs of impairment and the plates attached were not authorized to be on the vehicle, according to a release from OPP, dated Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. An Approved Screening Device (ASD) was administered and the driver was subsequently arrested and transported to detachment for processing. 

As a result of the investigation L&A County OPP have charged Matthew Nelson McBeth, age 37, of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, with:

  • Operating a motor vehicle while over legal blood alcohol limit;
  • Operating a vehicle while Prohibited; and,
  • Use unauthorized plate

The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on January 26, 2021. The accused’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for 45 days. He will responsible for all related fees and fines.

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