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Kawartha Lakes OPP lay multiple impaired driving charges over the weekend


DAN CEARNS The Standard


KAWARTHA LAKES: The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding residents about the importance of driving sober, following two weekend incidents in Kawartha Lakes.

“Drivers are reminded, no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving. The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug-impaired drivers off our roads, through enforcement and public education. Arrive alive, drive sober,” a press release, posted on Monday, June 10th, stated.

The first incident, this past weekend, occurred after OPP officers “responded to a traffic complaint near Fowlers Corners.”

35-year-old Lawrence Titus, of Selwyn Township, is facing charges of Operation of a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and drugs, Failure or refusal to comply with a demand and Dangerous operation of a vehicle.

“Another traffic complaint over the weekend, in Fenelon Falls, lead to an investigation, where the 17-year-old youth driver was arrested and charged with Impaired Driving offences and additional charges,” the press release added.

The 17 year-old is facing charges of YPC (Young Person Charged) Operation of a vehicle while impaired by a blood alcohol concentration of 80 plus, Novice Driver with a blood alcohol concentration above zero, Young Driver with a blood alcohol concentration above zero and Drive of a motor vehicle performing a stunt.

Both drivers also received a 90-day licence suspension.

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