OPP arrest impaired driver found asleep behind the wheel

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A woman was found asleep behind the wheel after OPP responded to a report of a possible impaired driver on Shannon Road in Tyendinaga Township.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday Dec, 14, 2020, officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located the vehicle with the driver asleep behind the wheel, according to a report from OPP dated Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020.  

OPP say the driver was showing signs of impairment and was subsequently arrested and transported to L&A County OPP detachment for further testing. 

L&A County OPP have charged Germaine Bell, age 55, of Tyendinaga Township contrary to the criminal code with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, and;
  • Failure or refusal to comply with demand

The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on February 2021. The accused persons licence was suspended and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. Bell will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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