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Open alcohol, drugs located in vehicle after novice stopped for stunt driving

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

A driver from Grafton, Ontario is facing multiple charges after officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a vehicle for speeding on Highway 401 in Napanee.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, Mar. 20, 2022, L&A OPP officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 401 in Napanee, after it was observed by officers travelling at a high rate of speed.

According to a release from the OPP, after stopping the vehicle, officers saw that the driver appeared to be showing signs of impairment.

As a result, L&A County OPP arrested and charged Dryden Liboiron-Minifie, age 19, of Grafton, Ontario, with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Novice driver – B.A.C. above zero
  • Race a motor vehicle
  • Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor
  • Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available

Liboiron-Minifie was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in April 2022. Their licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. Liboiron-Minifie will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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  • March 22, 2022 at 8:26 pm
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    Hope this kid learns a lesson! An expensive one to boot! Years ago I worked for a psychologist and she dealt with addiction issues. One of her clients told me it had cost him over $3,000 for fines, fees, installation of a breathalyser in his car (it registered everything above zero, even if it had been consumed hours before). By the time he had finished his sentence for his THIRD DUI! it had cost upwards of $7,000 (he had to pay out of pocket for seeing my boss at $200/hour!)
    Of all the things one should learn really young the main one is to NOT to drink/do drugs while driving. Especially not now where the punishment is severe!

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