Two charged with impaired driving by L&A OPP on same day

Photo via L&A OPP.

Officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged two drivers with impaired driving on the same day.

On Friday, Mar. 1, 2024, shortly after 1 p.m., officers from the L&A OPP received a report of a vehicle colliding with a parked vehicle in the driveway of a residence on Dundas Street in Deseronto. According to a release from the OPP, officers attended the scene and arrested the driver for impaired driving.

As a result of this investigation, the L&A OPP have charged Glenn Maracle, age 61, of Deseronto, 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

Maracle was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee later this month. Maracle’s licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. Maracle will be responsible for all fees and fines related to towing and/or impounding and if convicted, will face further licence suspension.

The second incident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. the same day when officers from the L&A OPP received a report of a suspected impaired driver by Centre Street and Alkenbrack Street in Napanee, police shared.

“Police attended the scene and located the vehicle parked in a grocery store parking lot. Police arrested the driver for impaired driving. A search incidental to arrest police located two drivers licences and two credit cards that did not belong to the driver or the passenger,” the OPP stated.

As a result of this investigation, the L&A OPP have charged Jocelyn Pilon, age 62, of Shefford, QC, 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
  • Two counts of personation with intent (identity fraud)
  • Two counts of possession of credit card
  • Indecent act in a public place

Pilon was held for a bail hearing and later released to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on a later date. Pilon’s licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. Pilon will be responsible for all related fees and fines, and will face further licence suspension if convicted.

It is unclear where the charge related to an “indecent act in a public place” against Pilon stems from. Indecent acts are listed in Part V: Sexual Offences, Public Morals, and Disorderly Conduct of the Criminal Code of Canada, under Section 173. Kingstonist has inquired with the L&A OPP as to what led to this charge. This article will be updated if/when more information becomes available.

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