December 27 - OPP Festive R.I.D.E. Program - Week Four Results

FROM/DE: Upper Ottawa Valley OPP                                                                   DATE: Decmeber 27, 2017
(PEMBROKE, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) 2017 Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign commenced on November 24, 2017 and will run until January 02, 2018.  During the fourth week of the campaign from December 15 to December 21, 2017 officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the OPP conducted 32 RIDE checks throughout the detachment area.  No impaired driving or over 80mg charges were reported as a result of the RIDE campaign.
Compliance was observed at the RIDE checks however several charges, including an impaired driving by drug charge, were laid after police were called to a single vehicle collision on Mary Street in Pembroke at approximately 815am on December 21, 2017 after a westbound minivan left the roadway and struck a tree.  The vehicle driver and lone occupant of the minivan was not injured but found to be under the influence of drugs.  As a result, 48 year-old Cary STENCELL of Pembroke is facing the following Criminal Code (CC) and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) charges:
  • Driving while ability impaired by drug
  • Possession of an imitation weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking – methamphetamine
  • Possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking – cannabis marihuana
  • Possession of a schedule IV substance for the purpose of trafficking – lorazepam
  • Possession of a schedule IV substance for the purpose of trafficking – sildenafil
His vehicle was impounded for seven days and his license has been suspended for 90 days.  He was released on a promise to appear with a court date of January 16, 2018 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke. 
Contact:  Cst. Shawn Peever
                Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment
                Tel# (613) 732-3332
                Cell # (613) 633-3294