Kingston driver charged after OPP RIDE program in South Frontenac

Photo via Ontario Association Of Chiefs Of Police.

A Kingston driver is facing an impaired driving charge after the Frontenac County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a RIDE program in South Frontenac Township.

Around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, officers spoke with a driver who entered the RIDE program. According to a release from the OPP, as a result of the interaction, an approved screening device was administered

Police said the driver was arrested and transported to the detachment for further testing.

Derek Fobert, age 52, from Kingston, was charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

Fobert was released on an undertaking and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston in January 2023. They also had their drivers licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for a period of 7 days. Fobert will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

“Highway safety is a team sport, do your part and plan a safe ride home,” OPP said.

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