Officers from the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program on County Road 5 at the Palace Road off Ramp of the 401 in Greater Napanee, Ontario, on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020.
According to a release from the OPP, at approximately 12:25 p.m. a driver was showing signs of alcohol consumption while stopped by the RIDE program. OPP administered an Approved Screening Device (ASD), and the driver was arrested and transported to detachment for further testing.
L&A County OPP have charged Grant Douglas Peters, age 35, of Greater Napanee with:
- Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drug; and,
- Operating a motor vehicle while over legal blood alcohol limit.
Peters was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in March 2021. His licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. Peters will be responsible for all associated fees and fines.
Earlier that same evening, around 7 p.m., Lennox and Addington (L&A) OPP officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 401 Westbound near Shannonville.
According to a release, dated Dec. 30, 2020, the officers stopped the vehicle and determined that the driver was showing signs of impairment. OPP said the driver was uncooperative and refused to provide a sample of breath for analysis in the Approved Screening Device (ASD).
Cindy Desormeaux-Meilleur, age 33, of Hannon, Ontario is facing the following charges after a police investigation:
- Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drug;
- Failure or refusal to comply with demand, and
- Stunt Driving
Desormeaux-Meilleur was released on an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee later this month. Her licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. She will be responsible for all related fees and fines.