News Release – April 16, 2024

Two Impaired Drivers Arrested Within Hours

On April 16, 2024, police arrested two males in separate impaired driving incidents, within a couple of hours. At about 3:00pm, officers were on general patrol in the area of Ormond St. The moped was observed weaving along the side of the roadway. Suddenly, the driver veered to the right to the point that is struck the curb, causing the driver to fall. Property in his possession was spilled over the roadway. It was learned that the driver was a 63-year-old, male who was prohibited from driving due to previous impaired charges. He was arrested and taken to the police station where further testing confirmed he was impaired. Luckily, he wasn’t seriously injured.   


Later, at about 4:45pm, police responded to calls of a motor vehicle collision involving and E-bike and a pickup truck in the area of Perth St. Officers arrived and found that the operator of the E-bike was a 55-year-old, male who had been drinking. Luckily, injuries were considered minor or non-life-threatening. He failed the roadside screening breath sample and was placed under arrest. Later at the police station, further testing confirmed the impairment. This male was on probation and also prohibited from driving due to previous impaired related incidents.

Both males were charged with operation while impaired by alcohol, operation while impaired – blood alcohol over 80mg and operation while prohibited from driving. The 55-year-old, male was additionally charged with failing to comply with probation conditions. Both were released with future court dates.


Wanted People Arrested

During the day of April 16, 2024, police took four individuals into custody, all wanted for various offences, on separate incidents. These include the following:

  • A 37-year-old, male was arrested for two counts for failing to comply with his undertaking bail conditions, for communicating with a victim and being in a place he knows the victim to be. He was held for bail.
  • A 30-year-old, female was arrested on a warrant for failing to comply with probation conditions, specifically, failing to attend for scheduled appointments. She was eventually released with a future court date.
  • A 36-year-old, male was arrested by the OPP and turned over the Brockville Police Service, on an arrest warrant for fail to comply with probation conditions. The condition was to abstain from communicating with a victim in a previous offence. He was released with new conditions and a future court date.
  • Belleville Police Service arrested a 28-year-old, male on a warrant for two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.00. He was turned over to the Brockville Police Service and held in custody for a bail hearing.