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OPP: Five charged for impaired

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Provincial police have arrested five people in the last 12 days for impaired driving.

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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said on Monday officers responded to several different instances over the last two weeks that led to five people being charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

On Oct. 9, police were called to the Lansdowne border crossing after Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) found a suspected impaired driver.

Timothy Daugulis, 36, of Kingston, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 80 milligrams or more.

On Oct. 12, Leeds County OPP were called to the village of Athens for a possible impaired driver. Police conducted a roadside screening test on a driver, who was then transported to the detachment for further testing.

Kevin Weidenaar, 42, of Athens, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 80 milligrams or more.

Both of these accused were released with future court dates.

A few days later, on Oct. 18, Leeds County OPP responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver in Lansdowne. Martina Johnston, 46, of Lansdowne, was arrested and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 80 milligrams or more.

She was released with a future court date.

Later that day, Leeds OPP stopped a vehicle on Highway 401 in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township for an undisclosed Highway Traffic Act violation.

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An investigation revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen. Derek Allen Daniels, 39, of Elora, Ont. was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle by drug, possession of property obtained by crime, and obstructing a peace officer.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

And on Oct. 20, Leeds County OPP were conducting a RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program when they saw a vehicle attempt to avoid police.

Melvin Livingston, 55, was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 80 milligrams or more. The accused was released with a future court date.

All individuals charged had their driver’s licences suspended and vehicles impounded.

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