The Quinte West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a driver after an officer was conducting a patrol of a commuter lot.
On January 20, 2023, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Quinte West OPP were on patrol of the County Road 40 commuter parking lot when they located a person sleeping behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Following the administration of an Approved Screening Device (ASD), the accused was arrested and transported to the detachment for further testing.
Ronald ALLEN, 35 years old, from Brighton has been charged with the following offences:
- Operation while impaired – alcohol
- Operation while impaired – blood concentration (80 plus)
- Have care and control of a motor vehicle – cannabis readily available
- Have care and control of a motor vehicle – liquor readily available
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on February 22, 2023. Additionally, the vehicle they were operating was impounded for seven days, and their license was suspended for 90 days.