OPP lay impaired driving charge at weekend RIDE program in South Frontenac

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

A Kingston driver was charged after officers of the South Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program on Road 38 in South Frontenac. 

At approximately 7:20 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, a vehicle approached the checkpoint and officers determined that the driver was showing signs of impairment, according to a release from OPP. During the investigation, officers conducted a Standard Field Sobriety Test, and the driver was subsequently arrested taken to the South Frontenac Detachment for further processing.

South Frontenac OPP have charged Triston Atkinson, age 23, of Kingston with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston in December 2021. Atkinson’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. They will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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