Accused drunk driver attempts to disarm officer: OPP

An SD&G OPP police cruiser. Nation Valley News file photo

SOUTH STORMONT — The Aug. 7 apprehension of an accused drunk driver turned extra serious when, according to police, the suspect resisted and tried to disarm the arresting officer.

The event unfolded just after 10:30 p.m. when SD&G OPP officers responded to a reported single motor vehicle collision in a ditch off County Rd. 12 and discovered the adult male driver to be under the influence of alcohol.  

Police say that upon arrest, the accused became resistant and attempted to disarm the officer. Then, while in custody, the man made other attempts to assault officers and also caused damage to a cruiser, according to police.

Noel Longchamps, 28, of South Stormont Township, was charged with: Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol; three counts of Disarming a peace Officer; two counts of Assault a Peace Officer; Resist Peace Officer; Mischief – Under $5,000; and Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose. That last charge relates to an “imitation handgun — an air pistol or BB gun,” Constable Tylor Copeland later told Nation Valley News.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail appearance at Cornwall Court.

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