Kingston woman facing multiple charges after OPP traffic stop

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A traffic stop in Napanee led to some serious charges for a local woman who wasn’t supposed to be driving in the first place, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

On Sunday, Apr. 21, 2019, an officer from the Lennox and Addington (L&A) Detachment of the OPP conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling westbound on Highway 401 near the Salmon River Bridge. The officer suspected the vehicle to the subject vehicle in an earlier complaint, according to a press release from the L&A OPP.

The officer went to speak with the driver and detected the odour of alcohol coming from her breath. The officer then administered a roadside Alcotest. The driver registered a reading of ‘Alert,’ which resulted in an automatic three-day licence suspension.

The driver, Diana Yousifi-Fazil, 24, of Kingston was charged with:

  • Driving a motor vehicle with liquor readily available (under the Liquor Licence Act)
  • Driving while under a suspension (under the Highway Traffic Act
  • Unlawful purchase of cannabis (under the Cannabis Control Act.

Yousifi-Fazil was issued a summons to appear in Provincial Offences Court in Napanee in June of this year. Her licence was automatically suspended for three days.

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