(HALLOWELL, ON) – On August 16th, 2016 at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police Prince Edward County Detachment (OPP) was investigating an occurrence at a residence when officers heard a collision occur. An investigation determined that the driver of the motor vehicle had been consuming alcohol prior to driving. As a result of the investigation, 52 year old Grant Cockburn was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in 100 Millilitres of Blood. His vehicle has been impounded, and his driver’s license has been suspended for 90 days. He has been released on a Promise to Appear.
The Toronto man is due to appear in the Provincial Court of Justice in Picton Ontario on September 28th, 2016.
OPP rely on the public to report crimes, and impaired driving is a crime that should be treated no differently. If you suspect that someone is driving or about to drive impaired, call 911 and report it. If you see that someone is impaired by alcohol or other drugs and intends on driving, strongly discourage them from driving and call 911 if they insist.