A 28-year-old man faces charges including impaired driving after police allege that an ATV rider struck a home in Cardinal then assaulted an officer at the scene.
Ontario Provincial Police officers were called in at 7:57 p.m. Thursday to help paramedics with a man who had reportedly struck the house on Walter Street in the village about an hour’s drive south of Ottawa.
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The rider became “combative” and assaulted one officer, according to a release from the Grenville County detachment, as officers “noted an odour of alcohol.”
The driver was later transported to hospital to have injuries not considered life-threatening assessed.
The South Dundas man is charged with assaulting a peace officer, impaired operation and operation with a blood alcohol concentration of more than 80 mg in 100 ml of blood.
He was released pending a May 28 court appearance in Brockville.
Police warned anyone operating a vehicle to plan ahead when drinking — use a designated driver, take a cab or transit, or stay overnight.
“Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements.”
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