Russell OPP charge 10 with impaired driving between Nov. 17 and Dec. 13, 2020

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EMBRUN — Ontario Provincial Police in Russell County say they responded to 1,181 calls between November 17th and December 13th, 2020, and ten of them were impaired drivers who accumulated over 20 criminal charges total. Among those charged with impaired-driving related offences were 38-year-old Eric Gary Lloyd, 57-year-old Pierre Henri, 33-year-old Glenn Darryl Blair, 38-year-old Justin Idas Fernand Laurin, 27-year old Eric H J. Lauzon, 25-year-old Danika Marie Adrienne St-Pierre, and an unnamed sixteen-year-old. 

All seven of the listed drivers were investigated and charged with operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol, and operating a vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding eighty milligrams. However, Laurin picked up an additional charge of driving a vehicle with an open container of liquor.

A further three people were picked up by police and charged with both racing a vehicle and driving while impaired. They are 31-year-old Thomas Jorgensen Bolt, 29-year-old Theresa Mary Bernadette Johnston, and 30-year-old Timothy Stilwell. Johnston received an additional charge of disobeying a stop sign, while Stilwell was also charged with refusing to comply with a demand. 

The motorists all received a minimum 90-day driver’s license suspension, and their vehicles were all impounded for seven days. They are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal at a later date. 


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