Stunt driving stop in Loyalist Township leads to impaired driving charges

Photo by Logan Cadue.

A Loyalist Township man is facing impaired driving charges after Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers stop him for speeding.

At approximately 12 p.m. on Sunday, Jul. 4, 2021, officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the OPP were on patrol and observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on County Road 7 in Loyalist Township.

According to a report from the OPP, police initiated a traffic stop for stunt driving and, through investigation, a Mandatory Alcohol Screening test was administered. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the detachment for processing.  

L&A County OPP have charged Gerald Metcalfe, age 62, of Loyalist Township contrary to the Criminal Code with:

  • Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drug
  • Operating a motor vehicle while over legal blood alcohol limit

Metcalfe was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee later this month. His licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for fourteen days. He will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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