During the week of December 6 to 12, officers with the Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to more than 300 calls for service. These included:

Motorists charged with impaired

On December 7, shortly after 9:15 p.m., Russell County OPP officers responded to a traffic complaint on County Road 17 in the City of Clarence-Rockland, where an Ontario driver was arrested.

During the investigation, an officer utilized an Approved Screening Device (ASD) on the motorist. The driver was transported to detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, a 59-year-old man from Alfred-Plantagenet Township was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) CC 320.14(1)(b) and
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs CC 320.14(1)(a)

On December 11, shortly before 2:15 p.m., a Russell County OPP officer conducted a traffic stop for a Highway Traffic Act (HTA) offence on South Russell Road in Russell Township, where an Ontario driver was arrested.

During the investigation, the officer utilized an ASD on the motorist. The driver was transported to detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, a 57-year-old male from North Dundas Township, was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) CC 320.14(1)(b) and
  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs CC 320.14(1)(a)

The motorists received a 90 day driver’s license suspension and the vehicles were also impounded for seven days.

The accused are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal at a later date.

Domestic disputes lead to charges

On December 8, at approximately 4 p.m., a Russell County OPP officer responded to a domestic dispute on Opale Street in Rockland.

The investigation revealed that an altercation occurred between two adults.

As a result of the investigation, a 55-year-old, from Rockland was charged with:

  • Uttering Threats – Cause death or Bodily Harm – Spousal CC 264.1(1)(a)

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal at a later date.

Stunt driving charge

On December 10, shortly before 10:45 p.m., a Russell County OPP officer was conducting moving radar enforcement on County Road 17 in the City of Clarence-Rockland. The officer observed a vehicle travelling at an excessive rate of speed and obtained a speed reading of 152 km/h in a posted speed limit of 90 km/h.

As a result of the investigation, a 63-year-old, from Wendover, was charged with:

  • Race a motor vehicle – Excessive Speed HTA 172(1)

The motorist received a 30 day driver’s license suspension and the vehicle was also impounded for 14 days.