DRIVER CHARGED WITH IMPAIRED:
On December 28, 2020 around 7:00 p.m. officers from the Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to Burritt’s Rapids Road, in North Grenville, after witnesses were concerned a person in a stopped motor vehicle was sleeping. Officers attended and spoke with the driver. After further investigation a male, aged 29, from Beckwith was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with;
Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs sec.320.14(1)(a)
Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) sec. 320.14(1)(b)
He was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on January 22, 2021.
R.I.D.E. results for 2020:
The Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police participated in the province-wide Festive R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign which concluded on January 3, 2021.
Festive RIDE is an annual police campaign aimed at taking impaired drivers off of our roadways during the holiday season. The OPP remain committed to ensuring Ontario roads are safe from alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired drivers.
During the campaign, the Grenville County OPP Detachment conducted 131 R.I.D.E. checks, issued two alcohol warn range suspensions, and laid eight Criminal Code impaired driving charges.
The Grenville County OPP values your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected, unlawful activity, please call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or submit your tip on-line at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.
Anyone who believes someone is driving impaired should call 911 or 1-888-310-1122 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-222-8477. Your call could save a life!
Access to OPP Detachments restricted during lockdown:
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is taking action to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 by restricting the access to its facilities, including detachments, across the province.
The OPP is limiting the processing of routine criminal record checks/vulnerable sector checks and finger printing to essential workers/volunteers only. Anyone seeking entry to OPP Grenville County Detachments must make an appointment first. Individuals will be pre-screened and are required to have proper personal protective equipment prior to entering the detachment.
If you require any detachment-based service, including criminal record checks/vulnerable sector checks, please call (613) 925-4221(Prescott) or (613) 258-3441 (Kemptville) in advance for an appointment. Our operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. For all other police matters, please call 1-888-310-1122 or your local detachment. Report online by visiting opp.ca/reporting.
The OPP thanks the public for helping us to keep our communities safe by using the means listed above to avoid unnecessary contact.