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Impaired driver stopped for speeding in Greater Napanee

Photo by First Response Media.

Officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 401 westbound near the Greater Napanee exit at approximately 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

According to a release from OPP, dated Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, police initiated a traffic stop and determined that the driver was showing signs of impairment. 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 Christopher James Laroque, age 40, of Odessa with:

  • Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drug; and,
  • Operating a motor vehicle while over legal blood alcohol limit.

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

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