Members of the Lennox and Addington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were kept busy on Saturday, May 9, 2020, as two Kingstonians were charges with impaired driving in Frontenac County.
The first incident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020, when officers responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on County Road 506 in North Frontenac Township.
Police attended the collision and determined that the driver of the vehicle was impaired by alcohol. As a result of the ensuing investigation, Marrisa Lee Smith, 27, of Kingston was charged with:
- Operating a motor vehicle while impaired
- Operation a motor vehicle while over the legal blood alcohol limit
Smith was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in July 2020. Smith’s licence was suspended for 90 days, and her vehicle was impounded. She will be responsible for all related fees and fines.
Over 12 hours later that same day, officers from the same OPP Detachement were out on general patrol when they observed a vehicle being driven erratically on County Road 6 in Odessa. Police initiated a traffic stop, and a Standard Field Sobriety Test was conducted on the driver.
As a result of the investigation, Joseph Pelletier, 26, of Kingston, has been charged with:
- Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired
- Possession of a Schedule 1 substance (methamphetamine)
Pelletier was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee in July 2020. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days, and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. Pelletier will be responsible for all related fees and fines.