Two impaired drivers caught in same hour by local police during Civic long weekend
On Aug. 1 Kawartha Lakes Police Service officers conducted RIDE enforcement in an ongoing effort to reduce incidents of impaired driving.
At 5:13pm police conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck travelling on Russell St E in the Town of Lindsay. The male driver was investigated and the officer formed grounds to believe that he was impaired by alcohol and placed him under arrest. Further investigation revealed that the driver, 47-year-old Paul O’Loughlin of Lindsay was over the legal limit. He was charged with Adult Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs and Adult Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus.
Shortly after that, at 6:16pm officers investigated the driver of a pick up truck on Kent St W near Cambridge St S. The driver, 46-year-old Ian Christiensen of Lindsay was investigated and administered a Roadside Screening device. The result of this was a “Fail” and the driver charged with and Adult Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus.
Both accused will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay, located at 440 Kent Street West in Lindsay on September 8th 2022.
Kawartha Lakes Police Service reminds everyone to help keep our roads safe. If you suspect a driver is impaired, call 9-1-1 immediately.