Grenville County OPP ends Canada Day initiative with two impaired driving arrests

The Grenville County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) concluded its Canada Day enforcement efforts with two impaired driving-related arrests last week.

On June 29, 2024, around 4:00 a.m., a Grenville County OPP officer conducting proactive patrol at the intersection of Highway 401 and Highway 416 in Edwardsburgh Cardinal Township stopped a vehicle for speeding. Following observations that raised suspicion of impairment, the officer initiated an impaired driving investigation and requested a roadside breath sample. The driver refused to comply, leading to their arrest.

Dante Rozzi, 21, of Beaconsfield, Quebec, faces criminal charges for refusal to comply with the breath sample demand. Additionally, Rozzi was charged with:

  • Having care or control of a motor vehicle with open container of liquor (LLCA)
  • Speeding (HTA)
  • Fail to signal lane change (HTA)
  • Fail to have insurance card (Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act)

Then, on July 1, 2024, around 1:00 a.m., Grenville County OPP officers established a R.I.D.E. spot check on County Road 21 in Augusta Township. They observed a vehicle evading the spot check and followed it to County Road 15, where a traffic stop was conducted and an impaired driving investigation ensued.

Michael Healey, 47, of Inverary, Ontario, was subsequently arrested and charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs (Criminal Code)
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) (Criminal Code)
  • Resist peace officer (Criminal Code)
  • Driving while under suspension (HTA)
  • Driving motor vehicle with unsealed container of liquor (LLCA)
  • Drive vehicle with cannabis readily available (Cannabis Control Act)

Both individuals were released with a pending court appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville.

For suspected impaired driving incidents, the public is urged to call 9-1-1. For other inquiries, the OPP can be reached at 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous tips can be submitted online at Crime Stoppers or by calling 1-800-222-8477.


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