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Resident Charged With Impaired Driving After Dropping Child Off For An Activity In Hamilton Township

NORTHUMBERLAND-Members of the Northumberland OPP arrested four individuals in unrelated incidents over the last few days.

On March 15, 2024, at approximately 9:20 a.m., Northumberland OPP responded to a complaint from a member of the public regarding a driver who dropped off their child for an activity on Dale Road in Hamilton Township. The motorist was then located and police were led into an impaired operation investigation.

As a result, a 37-year-old, from Hamilton Township, has been charged with Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs and Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

Police say the person will not be named to protect the identity of the young person.

On March 16, 2024, at approximately 4:30 a.m., OPP responded to a report of a single-vehicle in the ditch on County Road 45 in Alnwick-Haldimand Township. The individual was transported by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to a local hospital with reported minor injuries.

32-year-old Patrick Quinn from Campbellford has been charged with:

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

On March 17, 2024, at approximately 3:30 p.m., OPP stopped a vehicle for allegedly speeding on County Road 28 in the Municipality of Port Hope. Police were led into an impaired operation investigation.

Timothy Kay, 33 years old, from Newtonville, has been charged with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) and Speeding.

On March 17, 2024, at approximately 6:30 p.m., OPP stopped a vehicle travelling westbound in Highway 401 in Hamilton Township for speeding. The officer was led into an impaired operation investigation.

27-year-old Tommy Martel-Houle from Victoriaville, Quebec, has been charged with:

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

The accused individuals are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg at a future date. All received an additional 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (ADLS) and a seven-day vehicle impoundment.

The OPP remind motorists that no amount of alcohol or drug is acceptable to consume and drive. Report impaired drivers. Should you observe a suspected impaired driver, please dial 911 or contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

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