KAWARTHA LAKES-The OPP has charged a driver with impaired after conducting a traffic stop on a motor vehicle in the Town of Bancroft.
On June 26, 2023, just after midnight, members of the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Monck Street in the Town of Bancroft.
As part of the investigation the driver was transported to the detachment for further testing. As a result of the investigation, 60-year-old Alexander Whalen of Renfrew Ontario was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code, and provincial offences:
- Operation while impaired.
- Operating a conveyance while having over 80 mgs of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.
- Draw trailer, no permit,
- No red light on rear of trailer, and
- Drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit.
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bancroft on July 18th, 2023.
The accused’s driver’s license was suspended for ninety days, and the vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.