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OPP charge speeding driver with impaired driving

An Odessa driver is facing charges after officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on County Road 6 in Loyalist Township.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, the OPP officers initiated a traffic stop and determined that the driver was showing signs of impairment, according to a release from the OPP. An Approved Screening Device (ASD) was administered and the driver was subsequently arrested and transported to detachment for processing. 

L&A County OPP has charged Clinton Smith, age 46, of Odessa with:

  • Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drug;
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while over legal blood alcohol limit; and
  • Speeding. 

Smith was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in January 2022. The accused’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. Smith will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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