Accused smashes stolen van into utility pole

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KEMPTVILLE — Behind the wheel of a stolen van, the intoxicated suspect drove erratically northbound, sideswiping a stationary vehicle before smashing into a telephone pole, 9 p.m. last night in Kemptville.

Grenville County OPP officers arrested the male driver at the Oct. 5 crash scene on Van Buren Street. The van had been stolen from a Kemptville residence, according to the detachment.

Police say that Christopher David Edward White, 36, has been charged with:

  • Driving a motor vehicle while ability impaired by alcohol;
  • Driving with more than 80 mgs. of alcohol;
  • Two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance;
  • Theft of a motor vehicle over $5,000.

The accused was held in custody for a bail hearing in the Ontario Court of Justice on Oct. 6.

Anyone with information on the above occurrence is asked to call Grenville County O.P.P. Communication Centre at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 — or submit a tip online at (Crime Stoppers does not want your name, you don’t go to court, and you could earn cash reward.)



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