Two impaired drivers charged by L&A OPP

The Lennox and Addington Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Photo by Logan Cadue/Kingstonist.

Over the weekend, officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged two drivers with impaired driving.

During the evening of Friday, Jul. 7, 2023, at approximately 9:30 p.m., OPP officers were dispatched to a call for service regarding a male sitting on the roof of a vehicle while a female was driving in Amherstview. According to a release form the OPP, police located the vehicle and suspects parked at their residence. Officers determined that the female driver of the reported vehicle was showing signs of impairment. The female driver was subsequently arrested.

As a result of this investigation, L&A County OPP has charged Nikki Card, age 30, of Loyalist Township with:

  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit
  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol and drugs
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

Card was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee later this month. Their licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The following day, Saturday, Jul. 8, 2023, at approximately 2 a.m., officers were dispatched to a call for service regarding a single vehicle collision on Highway 401 in Loyalist Township. According to the release, officers attended the scene and determined that the lone driver of the vehicle was showing signs of impairment and an Approved Screening Device (ASD) was administered. The driver was subsequently arrested.

As a result of this investigation, L&A County OPP has charged Yesenia Villada Paulgarin, age 26, of Scarborough with:

  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol and drugs
  • Class G1 licence holder – unaccompanied by a qualified driver
  • Operating a motor vehicle without insurance
  • Driving while under suspension
  • Driving a vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available
  • Class G1 licence holder – driving at an unlawful hour

The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in August 2023. Their licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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