Two men charged with impaired driving after chain of events

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

Two men are facing drunk driving charges after a curious chain of events in Loyalist Township.

At approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, officers of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on County Road 20 in Loyalist Township.  Investigation into the event revealed that a motorcycle had entered a ditch and the driver left the scene to return later with a second driver in a pickup truck.   

According to a release from OPP, dated Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, during the investigation officers utilized an Approved Screening Device (ASD) on both drivers.  Both drivers were then taken to the L&A County Detachment for further testing. 

As a result, David See, age 54, of Kingston has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs; and,
  • Operating a motor vehicle while over legal blood alcohol limit

See was further charged with Fail to Remain at the scene of a collision contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

David Ivens, age 68 of Loyalist Township, driver of the pickup truck, was charged with:  

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs; and,
  • Operating a motor vehicle while over legal blood alcohol limit

Both accused were released on an undertaking and both are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee in November. Their licences were suspended for 90 days and vehicles were impounded for seven days. See and Ivens will be responsible for their related fees and fines.

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