Man charged with drunk driving after traffic stop on Highway 401

A 48-year-old Tecumseh man is facing a drunk driving charge after being pulled over on Highway 401.

Saturday at around 3:30 p.m., members of Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police were conducting radar enforcement on Highway 401 near Orford Road when they observed a westbound vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr. The radar registered a speed in excess of 140 km/hr. 

Officers conducted a traffic stop and while speaking with the driver, they determined he had consumed alcohol. The driver was transported to detachment for further tests.

Upon further investigation, the male driver, David Fenkanyn, was charged drive motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

The accused is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on December 1st to answer to the charge.

Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is actively monitoring the “Big 4” driving behaviours; impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving, and seatbelt usage.

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