L&A OPP charge two drivers with impaired driving in one night

The Lennox and Addington Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Photo by Logan Cadue.

The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was kept busy on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. Two drivers are now facing charges after the OPP investigated two separate incidents on that evening.

The first incident took place just after 6:30 p.m. when officers responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision on Ham Road in Loyalist Township.

According to a release from the OPP, officers responded to the scene and spoke with the driver of the vehicle. As part of an investigation, an Approved Screening Device (ASD) was administered, and the driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the detachment for further testing, OPP said.

As a result, Jamie Dillon, 45 years old, of Sydenham, Ontario, was charged with:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit (80 plus)
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired – alcohol
  • Breach of a probation order
  • Class G1 licence holder – unaccompanied by a qualified driver
  • Three counts of driving while under suspension

Later that evening, just after 9:30 p.m., OPP said that officers received a call from a business in Napanee advising that they believed someone had driven to the location impaired. 

According to the release, officers arrived on scene and located the driver who was subsequently arrested and transported to detachment for further testing.

As a result, True Ainsworth-Hopwood, 26 years old, of Stone Mills Township, Ontario was charged with:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired – alcohol
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit (80 plus)
  • Resisting a peace officer
  • Failure to comply with an undertaking
  • Driving while under suspension

OPP said that both accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee at a later date. Their licences were suspended for 90 days, and vehicles were impounded for seven days.

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