La police a répondu à un certain nombre d'incidents de conduite et de perturbation au cours des deux dernières semaines.
La police a répondu à un certain nombre d'incidents de conduite et de perturbation au cours des deux dernières semaines.

Impaired, disturbance charges across region

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Police have laid charges over impaired driving and disturbances after multiple incidents across Russell County over the past two weeks.  

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. 

Disturbances 

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.