L&A OPP report three impaired driving violations over two days

Three incidents of impaired driving over the past weekend have been reported by the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), who say two drivers were charged with impaired driving and a third driver received a three-day suspension.

According to a release from the OPP, the first incident took place on Saturday, Mar. 23, 2024, shortly after 7 p.m. The OPP received a report of a possible impaired driver on Kennebec Road in Addington Highlands Township. That report indicated that a vehicle was parked with the driver’s side door open and a male was lying on the ground behind the vehicle.

The OPP said that police attended the scene and arrested the driver for impaired driving.

As a result of the investigation, L&A County OPP charged Stephen Ryder, age 43, of Northbrook, with:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol/drugs

Ryder was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in April 2024. The accused driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days with the accused responsible for all related fees/fines. If convicted, Ryder will face further licence suspension.

Early the next morning, Sunday, Mar. 24, 2024, shortly before 2 a.m., L&A County OPP officers were conducting a mandatory alcohol screening RIDE checkpoint on Amherst Drive in Amherstview, police reported. According to the OPP, one of the vehicle drivers who entered the checkpoint — a 27-year-old male from Kingston —received a three-day licence suspension for driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 50 mgs (per 100 mL of blood) or over (not exceeding the legal limit; often referred to as a “warning level” of blood alcohol concentration).

A few hours later, shortly before 4 a.m. on the same date, officers from the L&A County OPP received a report of a vehicle in the ditch on its side along Highway 401 eastbound just before the Palace Road exit in Napanee. According to police, officers attended the scene and arrested the driver for impaired driving.

As a result of this investigation, the L&A County OPP have charged Gregory Frampton, age 60, of Hamilton, with:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol/drugs
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit

Frampton was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in April 2024. The accused driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. Frampton will be responsible for all fees/fines related to the towing/impounding of the vehicle, and will face further licence suspension if convicted.

Kingston inquired with the OPP as to whether the accused drivers in the first and third incidents required medical attention. This article will be updated if/when more details become available.

Leave a Reply

You cannot copy content from this page, please share the link instead!