Between May 17 and May 23, 2022, members from the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid 219 traffic-related charges during enforcement activities for Canada Road Safety Week.
The majority of the charges were for speeding infractions, which continue to be one of the leading factors in fatal collisions on OPP-patrolled roads. Driving without insurance, driving while under suspension, careless driving, using a hand-held communication device (mobile phone) and seat belt charges were also laid. One driver was charged with stunt driving. Officers conducted multiple R.I.D.E. programs throughout Grenville County each day and a Commercial Motor Vehicle enforcement initiative was also completed on May 18, with assistance from an OPP East Region Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (TIME) team.
On May 22, 2022, just after 8:00 p.m., officers were called to attend St. Lawrence Street, in the Township of Merrickville-Wolford, for a vehicle that had collided with a parked car. The 27-year-old driver was located at the scene and arrested and charged for the following CC offences:
- Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs – Section 320.14(1)(a);
- Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) – Section 320.14(1)(b);Operation while prohibited – Section 320.18(1)(a).
Grenville County OPP is always committed to keeping our roadways safe, and have the training, tools and resources to detect roadside impairment.
Grenville County OPP values the public’s contribution to road safety as well, and actively responds to complaints of suspected impaired driving. If you suspect an impaired driver, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If deemed to be an emergency, call 9-1-1. To report information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit your tip online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.