Angled view of an OPP cruiser.

Drunk driver ends up in ditch

Provincial police have charged a South Dundas man in connection with a drunk driving incident over the weekend, police reported Monday.

Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police officers were called to Kain Road, in Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Township, at 6:35 p.m. Saturday. There they found a Ford F250 in the ditch with a dump trailer attached.

Investigation revealed the male driver had been driving while impaired by alcohol, police reported.

The driver did not suffer from any injuries and the vehicle sustained minor damage.

Brent Leclaire, 40, of South Dundas Township, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle while over the blood-alcohol limit.

He was released pending a court appearance in Brockville on July 15.

Police are reiterating warnings about drinking and driving and urge members of the public to report any instances of drunk driving.

Man assaulted at grad party

KEMPTVILLE – A post-graduation party turned ugly last week when a parent was assaulted trying to break up a fight, provincial police here say.

Grenville County OPP officers responded early Thursday morning to an address on County Road 18 in North Grenville, where a family was hosting a graduation party for the North Grenville District High School (NGDHS) graduating class, OPP reported Monday morning.

At around 2 a.m., a fight took place between two male suspects, who were not students of NGDHS, police added.

The homeowner approached the males in an attempt to break up the fight, but the two combatants turned on the homeowner and punched him in the face several times, said police.

The homeowner suffered minor injuries.

Nicholas Kubassek, 21, of no fixed address, has been charged with assault, said police.

He was released on a promise to appear in court in North Grenville August 3.

Drunk driving prevented

GANANOQUE – Town police on Friday prevented a local man from driving drunk out of Ribfest.

Police were called to the main entrance of Ribfest for an intoxicated man who was trying to drive from the area, police reported.

By the time officers arrived, the man had left his vehicle but remained in the area, police added.

The suspect “displayed significant signs of impairment by alcohol” and officers arrested him for being impaired while in care and control of a motor vehicle, police noted in a media release.

Officers took the man to the police station, where breath tests revealed a blood-alcohol concentration four times the legal limit, police added.

A 56-year-old Gananoque man has been charged with one count of being impaired while in care and control of a motor vehicle and one count of being in care and control of a motor vehicle while over 80 milligrams.

He was later released on a promise to appear in court.

Source: Brockville Recorder