Kawartha Lakes OPP report a busy weekend

Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid a number of charges this weekend in relation, to drugs, alcohol and driving. 

On August 6, 2021, shortly before 8:00 p.m., officers were conducting radar patrol along Highway 7 in Ops Township when they observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. Radar confirmed the excessive speed at 196 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. 

As a result, a 32-year-old of Millbrook, was charged with Stunt Driving. The driver’s licence was suspended for seven days and vehicle impounded as part of the offence. The accused is schedule to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay. 

On August 7, 2021, shortly after 7:00 p.m., on County Road 8 in Fenelon Falls Township, officers initiated a traffic stop for a suspected impaired driver, which resulted in the driver being arrested on drug-related charges.

Sean RICHARDSON, 35 years of age, of Bexley Township, has been charged with Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine. 

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on September 9, 2021.

On August 8, 2021, shortly after 3:00 p.m., officers responded to a traffic complaint and located the vehicle travelling on Highway 35, near Mount Horbe Road, in the City of Kawartha Lakes. A traffic stop was initiated and the officer suspected the driver to be under the influence of alcohol. The ensuing investigation resulted in the arrest of the driver. 

Brittany MORTON, 35 years of age, of Sudbury, has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – Blood alcohol concentration of (80 plus)

The accused’s driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days as part of the offence. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on August 26, 2021.

On August 8, 2021, at approximately 8:30 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on Killarney Bay Road in Fenelon Township, where the driver was found to have no insurance. The driver, a 63-year-old of East York, was also suspected to have alcohol in their body. A roadside screening device was administered, which resulted in a warn range (Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) 0.05-0.08. The driver’s licence was suspended for three days and was charged with numerous provincial offences. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay for the following offences:

  • Driver motor vehicle no currently validated plate
  • Driver Fail to surrender licence
  • Fail to Surrender Permit for motor vehicle 
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) remains committed to ensuring Ontario roads are safe from drug-impaired and alcohol-impaired drivers. Impaired drivers continue to threaten the safety and lives of all road users. If you cannot drive sober, don’t drive. If you suspect an impaired driver, call 9-1-1.

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