On November 27, 2020 shortly before 1:00 p.m. officers from Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a person consuming alcohol in a vehicle outside a store in North Grenville. The vehicle was located on County Road 44 and River Road. After the driver was spoken to, an Approved Screening Device (ASD) was utilized at the scene. The driver was arrested and brought to detachment for further testing. A male, aged 68 years old, from Ottawa was charged with Operation While Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) under the Criminal Code section 320.14(1)(b).
The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on January 8, 2020.
OPP are reminding the public that a 90 day automatic drivers licence suspension and a seven day impoundment of your vehicle accompanies any impaired driving charge. The Grenville County OPP remains committed to reducing impaired driving. Your help is requested in assisting with keeping our roads safe. If you suspect a driver is impaired call 911. You could be responsible for saving a life.