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Kapuskasing OPP Police Press Releases

Sandra ARSENAULT – Impaired Driving

(KAPUSKASING, ON) – A Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) program in Kapuskasing led to an impaired driving charge.

On July 1, 2024, at approximately 11:00 p.m., the James Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting a RIDE program in Kapuskasing, when an officer stopped a vehicle on Ash Street.

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

As a result of the investigation, Sandra ARSENAULT, 60 years of age of Kapuskasing, was charged with operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on August 12, 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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OPP Point Edward Police Press Releases

Gurlal SINGH – Impaired Driving

(POINT EDWARD, ON) – Police arrested a driver for impaired driving at the Bluewater Bridge in the Village of Point Edward.

On Monday July 8, 2024, just after 8:20 p.m., uniform members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were requested to attend Bluewater Bridge, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), regarding a possible impaired driver. 

Upon speaking with CBSA officer, it was suspected that the driver of the motor vehicle had consumed drugs. The driver was arrested and transported to the Lambton OPP – Petrolia Detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Gurlal SINGH, 38-year-old from Hicksville, New York, has been charged with the following:

  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (ADLS) and a seven-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.

The accused has been released and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on August 22, 2024, in the City of Sarnia.

If you see a driver who you suspect may be impaired by alcohol or drugs, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or *OPP (677) on your mobile phone or 911. Your call could make our roads safer for all.

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OPP Police Press Releases West Perth

49 Year Old From Lucan Arrested – Name Released

(WEST PERTH, ON) – One driver has been charged with impaired driving following a traffic stop in the Municipality of West Perth.

Just after midnight on July 6th, 2024, a member of the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Wellington Street, Mitchell. The driver was displaying signs of impairment and was taken into custody. A Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) was completed, and as a result, the driver is facing a charge.

Kevin ROLLINGS, 49, of Lucan, has been charged with:

–      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford on August 12, 2024, to answer to the charge. 

The Perth County OPP reminds motorists that no amount of alcohol or drugs is acceptable to consume and drive. If you suspect a driver is impaired, dial 911 immediately. Anyone with information about this or any investigation is asked to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or *677 via cell phone.

Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.P3tips.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Gravenhurst OPP Police Press Releases

2 More Impaired Drivers Arrested

(GRAVENHURST, ON) – Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged two drivers with impaired driving offences, twenty-four hours apart, on Southwood Road in Gravenhurst.

On July 1st and 2nd, 2024, members of the Central Region Highway Safety Division Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement (T.I.M.E.) Team conducted Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E.) checks on Southwood Road in Gravenhurst.

At 2:15 p.m. on July 1st, a vehicle entered the checkpoint and officers quickly entered into an investigation into the driver’s sobriety. Police subsequently arrested and charged 27-year-old Taylor MULLEN of Keswick, ON with Operation While Impaired CC 320.14(1)(a), Over 80 CC 320.14(1)(b), Operation while Prohibited CC 320.18(1)(a) and Driving while Suspended HTA 53(1). He will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on August 6, 2024, to answer to his charges.

At 2:30 p.m. on July 2nd, a vehicle entered the checkpoint and officers began an investigation into the driver’s sobriety. Police have arrested and charged 67-year-old Stephen EDELL of Toronto, ON with Operation While Impaired CC 320.14(1)(a) and Over 80 CC 320.14(1)(b). He will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on August 6, 2024, to answer to his charges.

Members of the public can continue to expect to see RIDE programs throughout Muskoka. Impaired driving charges can result in an immediate 90-day drivers license suspension and a minimum 7-day vehicle impoundment. Also, as of December 2018, police officers may demand a breath sample from anyone driving a motor vehicle on any street or highway, for the purposes of determining the presence of alcohol.

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North Bay OPP Police Press Releases

Eric CHAMPAGNE – Impaired Driving

(NORTH BAY, ON) – A traffic complaint in Astorville led to the driver being charged for driving while impaired by drug. 

On July 4, 2024, at approximately 5:00 a.m., the North Bay Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call from an off-duty police officer reporting a driving complaint involving a possible impaired driver at South Shore Road. OPP attended the scene and observed a grey car pulled onto the side of the road.  

Through investigation, police determined that the driver had been consuming an intoxicating substance. The driver was arrested and transported to the North Bay OPP Detachment.

The Driver, Eric CHAMPAGNE, 34 years-of-age of Astorville is charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation Impaired – blood drug concentration

The accused was released and scheduled to appear before the North Bay Ontario Court of Justice on July 16, 2024. They were issued a 90-day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS), and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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Norfolk OPP Police Press Releases

Kevin THOMAS Was Arrested

(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) – An individual is facing multiple driving-related charges following an investigation into a prohibited driving incident in Port Dover.

At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2024, an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment was on patrol when a vehicle on Hamilton Plank Road in Port Dover, Norfolk County, caught their attention for exceeding the posted speed limit.

After conducting a traffic stop and investigation, the driver was taken into custody without incident.

Charged with the following alleged offences is 40-year-old Kevin THOMAS of Haldimand County:

  • Operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code,
  • Drive motor vehicle in contravention of conditions,
  • Driving while under suspension,
  • Novice driver – B.A.C. above zero,
  • Speeding 1-49 km/h over posted limit,
  • Drive without proper rear light – motor vehicle,
  • Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available,
  • Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Simcoe on Tuesday, August 6, 2024.

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Lambton OPP Police Press Releases

Daveandrei MORANTE – Impaired Driving

(LAMBTON, ON) – Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested an impaired driver at a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checkpoint.

On July 6, 2024, at approximately 5:15 p.m., members of Lambton County OPP conducted a traffic stop to check sobriety of the driver at a RIDE checkpoint on Main Street, in the Municipality of Grand Bend.

After speaking with the driver, they were taken into custody without incident and transported to Lambton OPP Grand Bend detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, Daveandrei MORANTE, 22-year-old from Mississauga, was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired-Alcohol and Drugs

A 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (ADLS) and a seven-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute.

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on August 27, 2024, in the City of Sarnia to speak to the charge.

The safety of our community is paramount, and we will continue to enforce impaired driving laws to keep our roads safe. “Traffic Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility”.

The Lambton OPP wants to remind the public that if you see anything suspicious or suspect an impaired driver, contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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Lennox & Addington OPP Police Press Releases

3 More Impaired Drivers Arrested

(LENNOX AND ADDINGTON COUNTY, ON) – The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged three drivers in impaired driving related investigations.

On July 4, 2024, just before 8:30 p.m., officers were patrolling County Road 41 in Greater Napanee when they observed a vehicle stunt driving. A traffic stop was conducted and officers spoke to the driver who was subsequently arrested and transported to detachment for further testing.

As a result, Dylan VINKLE, age 27, of Central Frontenac was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Novice driver – B.A.C. above zero
  • Drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed

On July 6, 2024, just before 10:00 p.m., officers responded to a traffic complaint on County Road 1 in Stone Mills Township. Officers observed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to detachment for further testing.

As a result, Cory JOHNSTON, age 43, of Napanee was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Obstruct peace officer
  • Uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm

On July 8, 2024, just after 12:00 a.m., officers responded to a report of a possible motor vehicle collision after a loud noise was heard on Camden Road in Greater Napanee. Officers attended the area and located the vehicle. Officers spoke to the driver who was subsequently arrested and transported to detachment for further testing.

As a result, Joshua HILL, age 20, of Napanee was charged with:

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

All accused were released from custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee at a later date. Their licences were suspended for 90 days, and vehicles were impounded for seven days.

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Caledon OPP Police Press Releases

Gopinder SOHI – Hit & Run, Impaired Driving

(CALEDON, ON) – Officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a driver involved in a three-vehicle collision with impaired operation.

On July 7, 2024, shortly after 4:00 p.m., Caledon OPP responded to a three-vehicle collision on Mount Hope Road, near Dr. Reynar Road, in the Town of Caledon. No injuries were reported. During the investigation, officers formed grounds that one of the drivers’ ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol and was subsequently arrested.

As a result of the investigation, Gopinder SOHI, 31, of Brampton, was charged with:

• Operation while impaired – alcohol

• Failure or refusal to comply with demand

• Failure to stop after accident

The accused is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on July 25, 2024, to answer to the charges. The driver’s licence was also suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle impounded for seven.

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City Of Kawartha Lakes OPP Police Press Releases

3 More Impaired Drivers Arrested

(CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES, ON) – On Friday, July 5th 2024, Members from the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to three separate calls for service within three hours that all resulted in a driver being charged with operation while impaired.

At 7:30 p.m. Emergency Services responded to a vehicle collision at Highway 7 and Dew Drop Inn Road, in Lindsay. As a result of the collision, the two parties in the Mazda sedan were transported to Ross Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.

The driver of the Volkswagen was, Thomas Davis, 27 years-old from Minden was arrested and charged with operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

In addition, Thomas received a 90-day licence suspension, and the motor vehicle was impounded for 7 days. Thomas was released from custody with a future court date.

One hour later at approximately 8:30p.m, Officers received another call for service for possible impaired along County Road 121 near Kinmount.

The vehicle was located by Officers. As a result of the investigation Michael Kougias, 39-years- old from Bowmanville was arrested and charged with various criminal code charges including.

  • Operation while impaired-blood alcohol concentration (80plus)
  •  Driving while under suspension

Michael was held for bail.

At approximately 9:30p.m Officers and other emergency services responded to a single-vehicle collision on highway 7 near Mount Horeb Road. The vehicle had entered the ditched and rolled. The driver of the Dodge Caravan, Steve Juhasz, 72-years-old from Omemee, was arrested and charged with

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

In addition to the charges Steve received a 90-day licence suspension, and the motor vehicle was impounded for 7 days. Steve was released from custody with a future court date.

Drivers are reminded that no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving. The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. Arrive alive, drive sober.

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