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OPP lay multiple charges after G1 driver stopped on 401

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

A Belleville man, with only a G1 licence, is facing multiple charges after being stopped on Highway 401 west of the Camden East Exit in Loyalist Township.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) initiated an investigation into a possible impaired driver on Highway 401, according to a release from OPP, dated Monday, Mar. 1, 2021.

OPP say officers located the vehicle and the driver was showing signs of impairment. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to detachment for processing.

As a result of the investigation L&A County OPP have charged Mathew Fredrick Bain, age 28, of Belleville with:

  • Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drug;
  • Operating a motor vehicle while over legal blood alcohol limit;
  • Class G1 Licence Holder – Unaccompanied by qualified driver;
  • Class G1 Licence Holder – Drive on prohibited highway;
  • Novice Driver – Blood Alcohol concentration above zero;
  • Fail to apply for permit on becoming owner;
  • Drive motor vehicle – no plates;
  • Fail to notify change of address; and,
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance.

The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in April, 2021. Bain’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. He is responsible for all related fees and fines.

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