Speeding on Highway 401 leads to multiple charges for driver and passenger

Kingstonist file photo of OPP officers stopping a vehicle by Lucas Mulder.

Officers patrolling Ontario’s busiest highway found more violations than the one that caught their attention after pulling over a speeding vehicle in Greater Napanee.

According to the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), their officers observed the vehicle “travelling at a high rate of speed” in the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 at approximately 8 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 22, 2023. Once the vehicle was stopped, officers spoke with the driver and the passenger inside. While doing so, “what appeared to be unmarked tobacco products” were spotted by the officers, and both the driver and passenger were placed under arrest, the OPP said in a press release on Monday, Apr. 24, 2023.

As a result, Brandon Marshall, a 32-year-old from Ottawa who was driving the vehicle, has been charged with:

  • Trafficking of contraband tobacco
  • Possession of the proceeds of property obtained by crime with a value under $5,000
  • Speeding 1-49 km/h over the posted speed limit
  • Having care and control of a motor vehicle with liquor readily available

Additionally, Caine Akulukjuk, a 32-year-old of no fixed address who was the passenger in the vehicle, has been charged with:

  • Trafficking of contraband tobacco
  • Obstructing a peace officer
  • Failure to properly wear a seatbelt

According to the OPP, both individuals were released on an undertaking and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in June 2023.

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