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Two impaired drivers charged in Napanee over the weekend

Photo by Logan Cadue.

The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged two individuals with impaired driving in separate incidents over the weekend.

The first driver was travelling in an erratic manner on Highway 401 eastbound and being followed by an off-duty officer, according to a release from the OPP. At approximately 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, officers from the L&A County Detachment responded to the report of a possible impaired driver and initiated a traffic stop at the Center Street off-ramp in Greater Napanee.

Police said the driver was showing signs of impairment, and an Approved Screening Device was administered. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the detachment for processing. 

As a result of the investigation, L&A County OPP have charged William Donald Craig Stanley, age 41, of London with:

  • Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drug; and
  • Failure or Refusal to comply with demand.

The second incident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. OPP officers from the L&A County Detachment were on general patrol and initiated a traffic stop on a parked vehicle on the County Road 4 eastbound off-ramp of Highway 401, according to a release from OPP dated Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.

Police determined that the driver was showing signs of impairment and the driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the detachment for processing, according to the release. 

As a result of the investigation, L&A County OPP have charged Christopher Collins Bacque, age 33, of Whitby with:

  • Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drug;
  • Operating a motor vehicle while over legal blood alcohol limit;
  • Fail to properly wear seatbelt;
  • Fail to surrender insurance card; and
  • Having care or control of a motor vehicle with an open container of liquor.

Both Stanley and Bacque were released on an undertaking and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee, separately, later this month. Their licences were suspended for 90 days and their vehicles were both impounded for seven days. Both will be responsible for their own related fees and fines.

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