Traffic stop in Frankford leads to arrest of impaired Kingston man

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The Quinte West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Kingston driver following a traffic stop in Frankford.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, Quinte West OPP on routine patrol conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle on Frankford-Stirling Road after observing the vehicle weaving in its lane and crossing over the center line, according to a release from the OPP. 

When speaking with the driver, the officer observed signs of alcohol consumption, including open alcohol within the vehicle, OPP said. A roadside screening test was administered, and as a result, the driver was arrested for impaired driving. The accused was transported to the Quinte West Detachment for testing where blood alcohol levels were determined to be in excess of the legal limit.

Bradley Coolen, 34 years old of Kingston has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus);
  • Novice driver – B.A.C. above zero; and
  • Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor.

Coolen was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on December 16, 2021. His license was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. Coolen will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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