Three people have been charged with impaired driving since April 30, all in Clarence-Rockland. The first, a 55-year-old from Alfred-Plantagenet, was charged after walking into the Russell County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment in Rockland to report an incident. A screening device was tested on the driver, who was then charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).
On May 10, a Niagara Falls man in his 20s was charged with numerous offences after a traffic stop on Laporte Street. John Audet, 27, was charged with operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), obstruct plate and drive motor vehicle, fail to display two plates.
Three days later, a Rockland woman was charged after a traffic stop on Landry Street at about 10:45 p.m. Marie-Christine-Nelson, 44, was charged with operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs, operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), speeding 1-49 km/h over posted limit, fail to have insurance card, and drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit.
All three drivers will face the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal at a later date. None of the charges have been proven.
A Casselman man will face court after an alleged altercation on May 4. Officers from the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry OPP responded to a disturbance on Calypso Street at about 6:15 p.m. and alleged that an altercation had happened between two adults. Mario Parent, 28, was charged with assault with a weapon, assault, four counts of fail to comply with probation order, and mischief under $5,000.
In a separate incident, police responded to a disturbance on Laurier Street in Rockland on April 27. Joel Dugas, 23, of Rockland, was charged with uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm, failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court, and fail to comply with probation order.
The two men will face court at a later date. None of the charges have been proven in court.