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Kawartha Lakes OPP Lay Numerous Impaired And Stunt Driving Charges In One Week

KAWARTHA LAKES-Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes OPP investigated a number of stunt and impaired related charges recently.

Police say on October 1, 2021 at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Highway 7 in Emily Township officers observed a motor vehicle travelling an excessive speed of 135 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The 36 year-old driver was stopped and charged with stunt driving.

On October 1, 2021 at approximately 6:45 p.m. officers received a traffic complaint on Highway 35 in Manvers Township. Police conducted a traffic stop and an impaired driving investigation ensued.

As a result Ross White 46 years-of-age, of Bowmanville was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration of (80 plus)
  • Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available
  • Drive motor vehicle with liquor readily available

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on October 28, 2021.

On October 2, 2021 at approximately 9:30 p.m. officers responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Surgeon Road in Verulam Township. The driver of the vehicle was charged with impaired.

Orland Earle 20 years-of-age, of Laxton-Digby-Longford Township was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Having care of control of a motor vehicle with open container of liquor

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on November 4, 2021.

On October 5, 2021 at approximately 3:40 p.m. officers received a traffic complaint on Highway 7 Ops Township. Officers located the vehicle and the ensuing investigation revealed the driver to be impaired according to police.

Brandon Wilson 28 years-of-age, of Peterborough was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired- blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Have care of control of vehicle or boat with cannabis in open original packaging
  • Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on October 21, 2021.

On October 5, 2021 shortly after 6:00 p.m. officers responded to motor vehicle collision on Peace Road. Upon officers arrival the vehicle had left the scene and was located a short time after. The driver of the motor vehicle was found to be impaired.

Brandon MacCaskie 22 years-of-age, of Peterborough was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Fail to remain
  • Driver fail to surrender licence

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on October 28, 2021.

On October 6, 2021 just before 9:00 p.m. officers were called to a single vehicle collision on Eldon Road in Mariposa Township. Police say the ensuing investigation found the driver to be impaired.

Tanya Link 45 years-of-age of Beaverton was charged with; Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay at a later date this month.

On October 8, 2021 at approximately 3:45 p.m. officers observed a motor vehicle traveling at an excessive rate of speed, 120km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The 39 year-old driver was charged with stunt driving and found to have a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) 0.05-0.08 for which their licence was suspended for 3 days.

The OPP would like to thank all the concerned citizens who reported traffic complaints which resulted in the removal of impaired drivers from our roads recently.

If police determine that you are driving while impaired by any drug, including illegal drugs, cannabis, prescription and over-the-counter medications, you will face severe consequences and criminal charges.

You will also face serious consequences if your BAC is between 0.05 and 0.08. This is commonly referred to as the “warn range.”

If you refuse to take a drug or alcohol test, you register a BAC over 0.08 or if a drug recognition evaluator determines that you are impaired, you will face:

·        90-day licence suspension

·        7-day vehicle impoundment

·        $550 penalty

·        $281 licence reinstatement fee

·        You must attend a mandatory education or treatment program (for second and

subsequent occurrences within 10 years)

·        You will be required to use an ignition interlock device for at least 6 months (for   third and subsequent occurrences within 10 years)

For stunt driving: The accused could have their driver’s licence suspended for seven days and vehicle impounded for up to fourteen days as part of the offence.

With increasing penalties for subsequent offences.

 

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