Two from Tyendinaga charged for impaired driving on same day 

Photo by Logan Cadue.

Officers from the Lennox and Addington Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were kept busy in the late evening of Thursday, Apr. 7, 2022.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. that evening, officers responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch that had struck a tree at the intersection of Callaghan Road and Wyman Road in Tyendinaga Township.

According to a release from the OPP, officers responded to the scene and located the vehicle, however the driver was no longer on scene. Officers located the driver of the vehicle a short time later and observed them to be showing signs of impairment, OPP said. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the L&A County Detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, L&A County OPP have charged Brent Pascoe, age 36, of Tyendinaga Township, with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs,
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), and
  • Fail to remain.

A very short time later, at approximately 10:45 p.m., L&A OPP officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle that had left the roadway and collided with two parked vehicles in a driveway on Main Street in Deseronto.

According to a second release, officers arrived on scene and located the driver of the vehicle, who was observed to be showing signs of impairment. The driver was arrested and transported to the L&A County Detachment for further testing.

As a result, L&A County OPP have charged Leo Whalen, age 64, of Tyendinaga, with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs,
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus),
  • Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor, and
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance.

Both accused were released on an undertaking and are scheduled to appear separately at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in May 2022. They both had their licences suspended for 90 days and their vehicles impounded for seven days. They will both be responsible for their respective fees and fines.

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