– An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer has been arrested and charged for impaired driving. 

On May 1, 2022 just after 7:00 p.m., members of the Grenville County Detachment responded to a single vehicle collision on Rock Road at McGovern Road, North Grenville. An Approved Screening Device (ASD) was utilized at roadside. The driver was arrested and brought back to detachment for further testing. 

Probationary Constable Joshua BOUCHARD, a one year member of the OPP, currently serving in the Lanark County Detachment was charged under the Criminal Code with:

• Operation while impaired by alcohol or drugs – sec. 320.14(1)(a)

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) – sec. 320.14(1)(b)

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on May 13, 2022 to answer to the charges. 

The member has been suspended with pay, as required under the Ontario Police Services Act.