Northumberland OPP – Four Drivers Charged with Impaired Driving Over the Weekend (Names Released)

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Four drivers have been arrested as a result of separate impaired driving investigations over the weekend in Northumberland.

On May 10, 2024, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers from the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of an impaired driver at a location on Dundas Street in Brighton. Police located the vehicle and upon speaking with the driver, entered into an impaired operation investigation. An Approved Screening Device (ASD) demand was made. As a result, the driver was arrested and transported to a detachment for further testing.

A 17-year-old, from Trenton, has been charged with:

–         Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

–         Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The identity of accused is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

On May 10, 2024, at approximately 3:50 p.m., police were conducting speed enforcement on Highway 401 eastbound in the Municipality of Port Hope when a vehicle was stopped for speeding. A breath sample into an ASD was demanded. As a result, the driver was arrested for impaired operation and transported to a detachment where further tests were conducted.

Karlie WILLET, 39-years-old, from Port Hope, has been charged with:

–         Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

–         Speeding – 1-49 km/h over posted limit.

On May 12, 2024, at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers were on patrol on County Road 25, in the Township of Cramahe when they observed a vehicle in a ditch. Upon speaking with the driver, police entered into an impaired operation investigation.

As a result, Tyson BURLEY, 24-years-old, from Baltimore, was arrested and charged with:

–         Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

–         Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

–         Having liquor in open container in unauthorised place

–         Fail to surrender insurance card.

On May 12, 2024, at approximately 10:10 p.m., police responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on County Road 45 in the Municipality of Tre nt Hills. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Municipality of Trent Hills Fire Department also attended the scene. Officers arrived and observed a vehicle in the ditch. The driver had what can be described as minor injuries. The investigation led officers to arrest for impaired operation and the driver was transported to a detachment where tests were performed by a Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE).

Lucas MYLES, 27-years-old, from Hastings, has been charged with;

–         Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs.

A 90-day Administrative Driver Licence Suspension (ADLS) and a seven-day vehicle impound was initiated as per statute on each of the accused.

Each individual is due to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg at a future date.

Northumberland OPP rem ains steadfast in its response to removing impaired drivers from our roadways. Please take a cab or rideshare service, call a friend for a ride, or make safe alternative arrangements is you consume alcohol or drugs. We encourage the public to call 911 if you believe you observe someone driving impaired.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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