Local detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were kept busy over the Thanksgiving long weekend. Members of the South Frontenac and Sharbot Lake Detachments arrested one person for impaired driving, attended three motor vehicle collisions, two marine distress calls for service, two stolen vehicles, and a missing person, as well as issued 16 provincial offence notices, and responded to 31 traffic complaints, according to a release from OPP.
The OPP is reminding citizens of the important role they play in saving lives by keeping themselves, their loved ones and fellow Ontarians safe while out on our roads, waterways and trails.
Two drivers facing stunt driving charges
At approximately 8:15 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, officers charged a 21 year old Clarence-Rockland resident with operating a motor vehicle while performing a stunt – speeding. According to OPP, the charge was laid after the driver was caught driving 152 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone on Highway 7, Central Frontenac Township.
The next day, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, just prior to 4:00 p.m., officers charged a 20 year old Pembroke resident with operating a motor vehicle while performing a stunt – speeding. OPP said the charge was laid after the driver was caught driving 165 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone on Highway 401, in the City of Kingston.
Both drivers were issued a summons to appear in December 2021 at the Ontario Provincial Offences Court in Kingston. The accused had their licences suspended for 30 days and their vehicles were towed and impounded for 14 days.
Driver charged with impaired
Also on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at approximately 10 p.m., officers responded to complaints of an erratic driver eastbound on Wagarville Road, Central Frontenac. According to the release, officers located the vehicle at a residence on Wagarville Road. As a result of the investigation Shelly Hamilton, age 56, of Central Frontenac has been charged with the following offences:
- Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
- Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
Hamilton had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicle towed and impounded for seven days. They were released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston in November 2021. Hamilton will be responsible for all related fees and fines.