Alcohol involved: Youths charged after November Berwick crash

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

BERWICK — Two young men were arrested this week in connection with a Nov. 30 vehicle rollover that sent three teens — 17, 18 and 19 years old — to hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.

The incident involved impaired driving, according to police, and happened at the intersection of County Rd. 12 and County Rd. 9 when the southbound vehicle left the roadway before 1 a.m. on Nov. 30.

SD&G OPP report charging the 17-year-old driver with alcohol-impaired-driving-related offences: two counts of driving a motor vehicle while impaired and two counts of causing bodily harm while driving a motor vehicle with over .08 percent alcohol in his blood. He also faces two charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle plus a charge of mischief under $5,000.

A 19-year-old Russell man has been charged with mischief under $5,000.

Both individuals were arrested Feb. 16. They were released to appear in Cornwall court — Feb. 26 for the younger teen, March 14 for the other.

Pair arrested for drugs, weapons in Russell 

RUSSELL — Two Russell residents have been arrested following a police raid that seized firearms, ammunition plus a small quantity of percocet and hydromorphone pills.

Officers with the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau – Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed the search warrant Feb. 13 at a village residence with the assistance of the Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU).

Russell County OPP say that Celine Onat, 26, of Russell was arrested that same day and charged with:

  • Possession of a substance in Schedule 1 (Percocet) C.D.S.A. Section 4(1);
  • Possession of a substance in Schedule 1 (Hydromorphone) C.D.S.A Section 4(1);
  • Four counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – CC 91(1);
  • Four counts of Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition – CC 86(1);

Russell County OPP say Thomas Boyce, 25, was arrested the next day and charged with:

  • Possession of a substance in Schedule 1 (Percocet) C.D.S.A. Section 4(1);
  • Possession of a substance in Schedule 1 (Hydromorphone) C.D.S.A Section 4(1);
  • Four counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – CC 91(1);
  • Four counts of Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition – CC 86(1);

Both accused were released on a Promise to Appear March 6 in L’Orignal court.

‘Excessive’ speeder  loses cool, strikes officers, now faces three counts of assault

SOUTH STORMONT — A lead-footed motorist from the GTA had his Highway 401 journey cut short in Eastern Ontario after an OPP officer clocked his speed at 159 km/h through the Township of South Stormont. The situation degenerated from there, according to the SD&G OPP, who pulled the man over shortly before 1 p.m. on Feb. 10.

The measured speed — more than 50 km/h above the posted limit — put the driver into the realm of Ontario’s tough anti-stunt-driving law. That meant the immediate seven-day impoundment of the involved vehicle and seizure of his driver’s licence for the same period.

According to the SD&G detachment, the man became combative, resisted arrest and assaulted the officer. Brought back to the detachment, he “continued to be combative and assaulted officers once again.”

The detachment reports the arrest of Felix Young, 30, of Markham. Police say he was charged with three counts of assaulting a peace officer, resisting a peace officer and stunt driving under the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused was held in custody pending a Feb. 11 bail hearing in Cornwall court.

Other “excessive” speeders recently intercepted on the 401 and subjected to the week-long loss of their vehicles and licences included:

  • male, 45,  from Pickering, stopped Feb. 9,  9:17 a.m. (South Dundas) at 152 km/h;
  • male, 18, from Pickering, stopped Feb. 9, 6:42 p.m. (South Dundas) at 165 km/h;
  • male, 25, from Brampton, stopped Feb. 9, 9:34 p.m. (South Dundas) at 182 km/h;
  • male, 23, from Montreal, stopped Feb. 10, 11:10 a.m. (South Glengarry) at 152 km/h.

 

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