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Three impaired drivers charged in South Frontenac

Photo by Logan Cadue.

Ontario Provincial Police were busy in South Frontenac Township over the past few days, charging three different individuals with impaired driving. Two incidents involved collisions, but no serious injuries were reported.

Just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, officers of the South Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision on Yarker Road in South Frontenac Township, Ontario.

According to a release from OPP, the investigation of the crash scene indicated that the driver of the motor vehicle left the road, and collided with the ditch. The driver had no injuries but as a precaution was seen by South Frontenac Paramedics. As part of the investigation, a Roadside Screening Device was utilized, according to the release. Police said the driver was arrested and transported to the South Frontenac Detachment.  

Haley Villeneuve, age 26 of Kingston has been charged with the following offences:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Careless Driving

Villeneuve had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days. They will be responsible for all related fees and fines. Villeneuve was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston in November 2021.

On Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, South Frontenac OPP responded to complaints of an erratic driver on the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 at approximately 10 p.m. According to a release from OPP, the officers located the vehicle exiting the highway onto Gardiners Road. 

As a result of the investigation Hunter Chapman, age 22, of Kingston has been charged with the following :

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Chapman had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicle towed and impounded for seven days. They will be responsible for all related fees and fines. Chapman was released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston later this month.

The third incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Police from the South Frontenac OPP Detachment, South Frontenac Fire Department and the Frontenac Paramedics responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Battersea Road, in South Frontenac Township.

According to police, the investigation of the crash scene indicated that the driver of the motor vehicle left the road, and collided with the ditch. The driver had no injuries but, as a precaution, was seen by South Frontenac Paramedics.

As a result of the investigation Anthony Shipman, age 28, of South Frontenac has been charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Shipman had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicle towed and impounded for seven days. They are responsible for all related fees and fines. Shipman was released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston in November 2021.

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