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Monday March 17th, 2014

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Essex County OPP have taken five drivers into custody and charged each with impaired driving offences after they were suspected of driving drunk over the past week.

On Monday, March 10th around 10:45pm, Lakeshore OPP responded to a call in the 1000 block of Essex County Road 22 regarding a vehicle that was stuck in a driveway. Officers spoke to the sole occupant of a 2003 Ford that had pulled into a driveway and became stuck on barriers surrounding the driveway.

Police say 51-year-old Thomas Dresser exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested at the scene.

On Friday, March 14th, Essex OPP were conducting a RIDE program at Essex County Road 20 and Essex County Road 23 and arrested the driver of a Dodge pickup. Police say 38-year-old David Greenaway exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested after failing a roadside screening device test.

On Saturday, March 15th, officers in Leamington received information about a hit and run at Talbot Street West, just west of Erie Street. A Chevy pickup truck had struck three vehicles before leaving the scene of the collision.

Police say officers in Kingsville observed a vehicle matching the description of the pickup truck with extensive front end damage on Essex County Road 29. The male driver, 26-year-old Jamie Wenzler, was arrested after officers allegedly observed signs of impairment.

On Saturday March 15th, around 11pm, officers in Tecumseh stopped a vehicle on Manning Road near Baseline Road that was allegedly driving erratically. Officers spoke to the sole male occupant who exhibited signs of impairment. Kristopher Ennis, 46, was arrested

Lastly, on Sunday, March 16th, OPP officers on routine patrol stopped a vehicle on Essex County Road 13 at Kael Crescent in Essex. 46-year-old Lonie Kadyschuk was arrested after police say he exhibited signs of impairment.

Essex County OPP say that any amount of alcohol can impair one’s ability to drive and if you plan on drinking alcohol, plan not to drive. You’re reminded to arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi, stay overnight or take public transit.

If you suspect that someone is driving drunk or is about to get behind the wheel while impaired, call 911 and report it.

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