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Police spotted driver using cell phone, the stop led to impaired driving charge

A man stopped for holding a cell phone while driving his vehicle was also charged with driving while his abilities were impaired by alcohol.

On Wednesday March 14, 2018, just prior to 12:00 pm, Hawkesbury OPP Constable Sean Chirke intercepted a grey 2004 Ford F150 on Main Street in the Town of Hawkesbury.

The driver was stopped for holding a cell phone while driving his vehicle.

Interaction with the male driver gave the officer reason to believe that he had driven his motor vehicle with his abilities impaired by alcohol.

A 36-year-old Grenville man was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Driving While Ability Impaired- motor vehicle (Alcohol)

– Driving with More than 80 mgs. of Alcohol in Blood

He was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with “Drive motor vehicle on a highway while using a hand-held wireless communication device”.

The vehicle was seized for seven days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

He was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on March 28, 2018


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Louise Sproule

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Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!
Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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