Two collisions result in impaired driving charges in PEC

Photo by Logan Cadue/The Kingstonist.

Members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were busy in the late afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, investigating two reports of motor vehicle collisions.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on the aforementioned date, OPP officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision. According to a release from the OPP, the vehicle was located on Main Street in Picton and the driver was spoken to. A Standard Field Sobriety Test was administered and as a result, the driver was arrested and taken for further testing, OPP said.

Jason Parent, age 41 from Ottawa, was charged with the following offences:

  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

Later that day, shortly before 5:30 p.m., officers received a report of a motor vehicle collision on County Road 4 in Picton. OPP said that the report stated one vehicle had left the scene. According to the release, officers located the vehicle and spoke with the driver. An approved screening device was administered and as a result, the driver was arrested and transported to the detachment for further testing.

Lee Kelly, age 53 from Prince Edward County, was charged with the following offences:

  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired
  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

Both accused were released on an undertaking and are to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in February 2023. They also had their drivers’ licences suspended for 90 days and vehicles impounded for 7 days.

“Impaired driving has real dangers. Plan a safe ride home and do not drive impaired,” OPP said.

To report impaired drivers, call 1.888.310.1122. Those who wish to remain anonymous, may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersquinte.ca where they may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. 

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