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More Impaired Drivers Arrested

(ESSEX COUNTY, ON) – The Essex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested three drivers so far this Victoria Day long weekend with alcohol related driving offences.

On Friday May 20, 2022, at 6:11 p.m., members of the Tecumseh OPP responded to a report of a motor vehicle striking a road sign on Tecumseh Road in the Town of Tecumseh. A vehicle matching the description and the driver were located in a parking lot nearby. As a result of an investigation, Donald ROBINSON, 62-years-old of Lakeshore, was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired- Alcohol
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus) 

On Saturday May 21, 2022, at 10:52 p.m., members of the Lakeshore OPP along with Lakeshore Fire and Rescue and Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a collision involving a single vehicle on County Road 42 in the Municipality of Lakeshore. As a result of an investigation, Kyle LACHINE, 20-years-old of Lakeshore, was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired- Alcohol
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus) 

On Sunday May 22, 2022, at 4:19 a.m., members of the Leamington OPP responded to a collision involving a single vehicle on Oak Street West, Municipality of Leamington.   As a result of an investigation, Dominica BILSKI, 25-years-old of Leamington, was charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired- Alcohol
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus)

All of the accused are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on later dates. A 90-day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute to the accused.

Essex County OPP officers will continue to be on patrol this Victoria Day Long weekend for the annual Canada Road Safety Week campaign, the OPP will join national policing partners to conduct robust enforcement/education around inattentive/distracted driving, speeding and other aggressive driving, alcohol/drug impaired driving, seatbelt compliance and other risky road behaviours.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it immediately.