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OPP Charge Three People With Impaired Driving In Four Hours

PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough County OPP made three separate impaired arrests within a four-hour period on February 24, 2024.

Police say at approximately 5:15pm officers responded to a report of a single motor vehicle in the ditch that was reported on Highway 28 in the North Kawartha Township. When police arrived at the scene they were reportedly told by the driver that they attempted to pull over but had gone too far landing them in the ditch.  As a result of the investigation, the driver was arrested.

59-year-old Ronald Proctor of Alliston, ON, was arrested and charged with:

·      Operation while impaired – alcohol

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

·      Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available

Just shortly after 8:00pm, Peterborough County OPP officers were conducting RIDE on Youngs Point Road in Selwyn Township. A vehicle entered the RIDE and upon speaking with officers, police say an odour of alcohol was detected. According to police, the driver admitted to consuming alcohol earlier in the day. An Approved Screening Device (ASD) demand was made and after providing a sample of their breath, a FAIL was registered resulting in the driver being arrested.

60-year-old Peter Cawker of Trent Lakes, ON, was arrested and charged with:

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

Both are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on April 2, 2024.

Just prior to 9:00pm, Peterborough County OPP officers conducted a stop of a vehicle on Television Road in the City of Peterborough. During the stop officers determined the driver to be impaired. Police say a search of the vehicle was conducted as a result of the arrest and various controlled substances were located. The vehicle passenger was also arrested as a result of the search.

33-year-old Matthew Heaney of Frankford, ON, was arrested and charged with:

·      Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

·      Fail to comply with release order – other than to attend court

·      Poss of a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine

·      Poss of a Schedule II Substance – Other drugs

·      Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available

·      Drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit

29-year-old Jessica MCInroy of Havelock, ON, was arrested and charged with:

·      Poss of a Schedule II Substance – Other drugs

·      Poss of a Schedule II Substance – Other drugs

Both accused are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on March 19, 2024.

The accused had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days.

 

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