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Impaired Driving Charges Laid In RIDE Check On Highway 35

KAWARTHA LAKES-A 51-year-old Newcastle man is facing charges after being stopped at at RIDE check on Highway 35.

On July 2, 2024, at 01:37 a.m., City of Kawartha Lakes OPP officers conducted a RIDE Program on Highway 35 in Manvers Township. A motor vehicle approached the officers conducting the program where an odour of alcohol was found to be emitting from the driver. Through investigation, the driver was arrested and charged with impaired driving offences.

David Russell, 51-year-old of Newcastle, was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs
  • Operation While Impaired Blood Alcohol Concentration over 80

In addition to the charges the driver received a 90-day licence suspension and the motor vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay at a later 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.” said police.


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