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OPP Police Press Releases Thunder Bay

Cassidy CORNESS – Drunk Driving

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A R.I.D.E program in the City of Thunder Bay has led to impaired charges being laid.

On May 9, 2024, at approximately 1:30 a.m., members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a R.I.D.E program on Highway 11/17 in the City of Thunder Bay. A vehicle entered the R.I.D.E program and an alcohol screening device was administered.

Through investigation, it was determined that the driver of the motor vehicle had been impaired by alcohol. The driver was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Thunder Bay OPP Detachment for further testing.

As a result, Cassidy CORNESS, 29-years-old, of Thunder Bay has been arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with:

·        Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs

·        Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)

The accused has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay on June 19, 2024.

The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.

Drivers are reminded that the Mandatory Alcohol Screening law allows police with an approved alcohol screening device to demand a roadside breath sample from any lawfully stopped driver without having reasonable suspicion that a driver is alcohol impaired.

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Carleton Place OPP Police Press Releases

Steven MCNEELY Was Arrested

(CARLETON PLACE, ON) – The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged an Almonte resident with impaired driving.

Lanark officers conducted a traffic stop on Rosamond Street in Carleton Place shortly before 10:00 p.m. An approved alcohol screening device was utilized, and the driver was then arrested and transported to the detachment in Carleton Place for additional testing.

As a result of the investigation, Steven MCNEELY, age 56, has been charged with:

  • operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Driving while under suspension
  • Drive with cannabis readily available

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on June 10, 2024.

The individual’s driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days (Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension) and vehicle has been impounded for seven days.

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Caledon OPP Police Press Releases

2 More Impaired Drivers Arrested

(CALEDON, ON) – Officer’s from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged two individuals with Impaired Operation.

On May 3, 2024, at approximately 12:44 a.m. officers received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Columbia Way in the Town of Caledon. During the investigation, officers formed grounds that one of the driver’s abilities to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested.

Maya CASCALLAR, 20, of Bolton, was charged with:

  • Operation while Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor
  • Class G1 licence driving at unlawful hour.
  • Class G1 licence unaccompanied by qualified driver
  • Young driver blood alcohol concentration above zero
  • Novice driver blood alcohol concentration above zero

A few minutes later officers responded to a traffic complaint of a possible impaired north on Airport Road and Mayfield. Observations from a witness advised that the vehicle was operating in a concerning manner. Officers located the vehicle on King Street near Airport Road. During the investigation, officers formed grounds that the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested.

Jagraj DHALIWAL, 31, of Brampton, was charged with:

  • Operation while Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

Both accused are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on May 23, 2024, to answer to the charges. Their driver’s licence’s were suspended for a period of 90 days and the vehicles were impounded for seven.

The OPP remains committed to keeping our communities safe through enforcement and public education. Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol continue to pose a significant threat on Ontario roads. Whether a driver is impaired by alcohol or drugs, impaired is impaired, and impaired driving is dangerous regardless of the source of impairment. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.

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Kapuskasing OPP Police Press Releases

Philippe DOYLE – Impaired Driving

(KAPUSKASING, ON) – A traffic stop conducted in Kapuskasing led to an impaired driving arrest.

On May 8, 2024, shortly after 1:00 a.m., the James Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Ontario Avenue in Kapuskasing. 

Upon speaking with the driver police determined that they had been consuming an alcoholic beverage.  The driver was arrested and transported to the Kapuskasing Falls detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Philippe DOYLE, 41 years of age of Kapuskasing, was charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Use plate not authorized for vehicle
  • Operate unsafe vehicle
  • Class G1 licence holder – drive at unlawful hour
  • Class G1 licence holder – unaccompanied by a qualified driver
  • Novice driver – fail to surrender licence

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on June 3, 2024 in Kapuskasing. The accused was also issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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Dufferin OPP Police Press Releases

More Drunk Drivers Arrested

(DUFFERIN COUNTY) – The Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged three drivers with impaired operation related offences.

On May 3, 2024, just before 8:00 p.m., officers from the Dufferin OPP responded to a vehicle in the ditch in the area of 10th Line and 20 Sideroad in the Township of Amaranth. Officers located the driver and were quickly led into an impaired operation investigation. 

Theresa ERDENBERGER, a 52-year-old female, from Aurora has been charged with:

•      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

•      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

•      Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

On May 8, 2024, just before 3:00 a.m., officers from the Dufferin OPP conducted a traffic stop in the area of CTY RD 109 in the Town of Mono. Officers spoke with a driver at the side of the road and were quickly led into an impaired operation investigation. 

Leah KING, a 52-year-old female, from Grand Valley has been charged with:

•      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

•      Failure or refusal to comply with demand

On May 8, 2024, just after 11:45 p.m., officers from the Dufferin OPP were conducting a RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) spot-check in the area of Centennial Road in the Town of Orangeville. A driver entered the area, and officers were led into an impaired operation investigation.

Bradley BARTLETT, a 35-year-old male, from Orangeville has been charged with:

•      Failure or refusal to comply with demand

•      Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

•      Driver fail to surrender licence

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville to answer to the charges. Their driver’s licence was suspended, and the vehicle was impounded.

Dufferin OPP continues to conduct traffic enforcement daily as drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs and who drive at excessive speeds continue to pose a threat to Ontario roads. We are committed to the safety of our community.

The Dufferin OPP reminds motorist to plan ahead when consuming alcohol or drugs. Use a designated driver, cab, rideshare, public transit or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements. In a split second you could ruin your future, injure, or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you.

Members of the Dufferin OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-822-8477 (TIPS) or www.crimestopperssdm.com.

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Fenwick

Alexandra NOLAN – Drunk Driving

(FENWICK TOWNSHIP, ON)- On May 8, 2024, shortly after 12:00 a.m., the Sault Ste Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sault Ste Marie Paramedic Services and Goulais Fire Department responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 and Anglican Church Road in Fenwick Township.   

Investigation determined the grey car failed to negotiate a right-hand-turn, went through a wooden guardrail, landing on the wheels of a steep embankment. The driver and passenger of the car did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.

While speaking to the driver police determined the driver had consumed alcohol and as a result, Alexandra NOLAN, 19 years-of-age from Garden River First Nation was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired-blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste Marie on June 10, 2024.

The car was towed and impounded for seven days with the driver being issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension.

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OPP Police Press Releases West Nipissing

Armand BREAULT – Drunk Driving

(WEST NIPISSING, ON) – A driver was charged with impaired driving after police conducted a traffic stop.

On May 7, 2024, shortly after 11:00 p.m., members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle on Levesque Street, West Nipissing.

The driver was arrested for impaired driving, then transported to the OPP detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Armand BREAULT, 89 years-of-age, from West Nipissing, was charged with, operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) and operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs.

The accused was release and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on June 6, 2024, in North Bay.

The driver was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The OPP would like to remind the public that if you see a possible impaired driver on our roadways, waterways, or trails, please “Make the Call,” and dial 9-1-1 as impaired driving never ends well, please plan a way to get home safely.

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Mississippi Mills OPP Police Press Releases

Jeffrey MCCURDY – Drunk Driving

(MISSISSIPPI MILLS, ON) – The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Renfrew resident with impaired driving.

An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in Pakenham shortly before 10:30 p.m. on May 6, 2024. An approved alcohol screening device was utilized, and the driver was then arrested and transported to the detachment in Carleton Place for additional testing.

As a result of the investigation, Jeffrey MCCURDY, age 58, has been charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on June 3, 2024.

The individual’s driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days (Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension) and vehicle has been impounded for seven days.

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Mississippi Mills

Jeffrey MCCURDY – Drunk Driving

(MISSISSIPPI MILLS, ON) – The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Renfrew resident with impaired driving.

An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in Pakenham shortly before 10:30 p.m. on May 6, 2024. An approved alcohol screening device was utilized, and the driver was then arrested and transported to the detachment in Carleton Place for additional testing.

As a result of the investigation, Jeffrey MCCURDY, age 58, has been charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on June 3, 2024.

The individual’s driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days (Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension) and vehicle has been impounded for seven days.

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OPP Police Press Releases Sudbury

Jordan ASSINEWE – Drunk Driving, Speeding

(SUDBURY, ON) – A driver was charged with impaired driving after police conducted a traffic stop for speeding.

On May 4, 2024, shortly before 12:00 a.m., members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 17, in the City of Greater Sudbury.

A vehicle was stopped for traveling over 125 kilometres an hour (km/h) in a posted 90 km/h zone. The driver was arrested for impaired driving, then transported to the Sudbury OPP detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Jordan ASSINEWE, 33 years-of-age, from Sudbury, was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Speeding 1 – 49 km/h over posted limit
  • Driver fail to surrender licence

The accused was release and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on June 5, 2024, in Sudbury.

The driver was issued a 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The OPP would like to remind the public that if you see a possible impaired driver on our roadways, waterways, or trails, please “Make the Call,” and dial 9-1-1 as impaired driving never ends well, please plan a way to get home safely.

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