A Belleville driver was charged with impaired driving after stopping at a RIDE Program run by the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) early this morning.
Shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, L&A County OPP officers were conducting the RIDE Program at the intersection of County Road 2 and Townline Road. According to a release from the OPP, a vehicle travelling westbound on County Road 2 entered the RIDE Program at that time. A Standardized Field Sobriety Test was completed on the driver, who was subsequently arrested for impaired operation of a vehicle. Police said the driver underwent a Drug Recognition Evaluation at the Lennox and Addington County OPP Detachment.
As a result of this investigation, the L&A County OPP have charged Timothy Bradshaw, age 71, of Belleville, with:
- Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol/drugs
Bradshaw was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee early next month. Their licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
“By calling 911 and reporting suspected impaired drivers to police, you play a role in keeping our roads, trails, and waterways safe. Keeping our roads safe is everyone’s responsibility. Together police and community can have a significant impact in reducing incidents of impaired driving and bringing to justice those who have no regard for public safety,” said L&A County OPP Detachment Commander Dave Tovell.