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OPP charge two impaired drivers in Napanee over the weekend

Photo by Logan Cadue.

Officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged two men with impaired driving in the Napanee area over the weekend.

At approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, OPP officers responded to a report of an erratic driver that was travelling eastbound on Highway 401 in Greater Napanee. Police initiated a traffic stop near the Greater Napanee exit on Highway 401 and determined that the driver was showing signs of impairment, according to a release from OPP. An Approved Screening Device (ASD) was administered and the driver was subsequently arrested and transported to detachment for processing.   

L&A County OPP have charged Chad Bennett, age 30, of Cornwall with:

  • Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drug and,
  • Operating a motor vehicle while over legal blood alcohol limit.

On Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at approximately 7:30 p.m., OPP on patrol on Country Road 2 in Greater Napanee observed another vehicle travelling in an erratic manner.

According to a release from the OPP, officers initiated a traffic stop on Palace Road in Greater Napanee and determined that the driver was showing signs of impairment. An Approved Screening Device (ASD) was administered and the driver was subsequently arrested and transported to detachment for processing.   

L&A County OPP have charged Michael Wiltshire, age 29 of Kingston with:

  • Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drug;
  • Operating a motor vehicle while over legal blood alcohol limit; and
  • Having care or control of a vehicle with open container of liquor.

Both accused were released on an undertaking and are scheduled to appear, separately, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in November 2021. Both Bennett and Wiltshire have had their licences suspended for 90 days and vehicles impounded for seven days. They will each be responsible for their own related fees and fines.

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