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OPP lay impaired, stunt driving charges over high-traffic weekend

Photo by Logan Cadue.

Members of the South Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were vigilant this past weekend which saw an influx of extra traffic to the city of Kingston.

In a media release dated Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, OPP reminded citizens of the important role they play in saving lives by keeping themselves, their loved ones and fellow Ontarians safe while out on our roads, waterways and trails.

Driver charged with impaired

Just before 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, officers responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 401, in the City of Kingston.

According to the release, investigation revealed the vehicle left the road and collided with the ditch. As part of the investigation, a Roadside Screening Device was utilized. The driver was arrested and transported to the nearest police station for further testing, OPP said.

Pandeni Kayele-Shikwambi, age 29 of Kingston has been charged with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

Kayele-Shikwambi had his driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. He was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston in December 2021. Kayele-Shikwambi will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

Drivers face stunt driving charges

Two drivers are facing stunt driving charges after OPP stop them for speeding on Highway 401 on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

At approximately 2 p.m., officers charged a 20-year-old Richmond Hill resident with operating a motor vehicle while performing a stunt – speeding, according to the release. The charge was laid after the driver was caught driving 166 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone on Highway 401 in the City of Kingston.

Over two hours later, at approximately 4:45 p.m., officers charged a 17-year-old Toronto resident with operating a motor vehicle while performing a stunt – speeding, OPP said. The charge was laid after the driver was caught driving 183 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone on Highway 401 also within Kingston city limits.

Both drivers were issued a summons to appear in December 2021 at the Ontario Provincial Offences Court in Kingston. The accused had their licence suspended for 30 days and their vehicle was towed and impounded for 14 days. They will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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