Three incidents in Lennox and Addington result in impaired driving charges

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Three drivers have been charged by the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in impaired driving related investigations.

According to a release from the OPP, just before 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jul. 4, 2024, officers were patrolling County Road 41 in Greater Napanee when they observed a vehicle stunt driving. A traffic stop was conducted and officers spoke to the driver who was subsequently arrested and transported to the detachment for further testing.

As a result, Dylan Vinkle, age 27, of Central Frontenac was charged with:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol/drugs
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit
  • Novice driver with blood alcohol content (BAC) above zero
  • Stunt driving – excessive speed

The next incident took place on Saturday, Jul. 6, 2024, just before 10 p.m., when officers responded to a traffic complaint on County Road 1 in Stone Mills Township. According to the release, officers observed the vehicle noted in the complaint and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the detachment for further testing.

As a result, Cory Johnston, age 43, of Napanee was charged with:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol/drugs
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit
  • Obstructing a peace officer
  • Uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm

Just after 12 a.m. on Monday, Jul. 8, 2024, officers responded to a report of a possible motor vehicle collision after a loud noise was heard on Camden Road in Greater Napanee, the OPP detailed. Officers attended the area and located the vehicle. According to the release, officers spoke to the driver who was subsequently arrested and transported to the detachment for further testing.

As a result, Joshua Hill, age 20, of Napanee was charged with:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol/drugs
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

The OPP said that all accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee at a later date. Their licences were suspended for 90 days, and vehicles were impounded for seven days. Each accused will be responsible for their own related fees and fines.

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