A collision involving a truck and a school bus loaded with children has led to impaired and dangerous driving charges against a Quinte West man.
On Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., officers with the Kaladar Detachment of the OPP were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 41 just south of Bon Echo Park. The vehicles involved were a black Ford pick up truck which was on its side in the ditch and a school bus full of children on route to swimming lessons.
According to police, when officers spoke to the driver of the truck it was noted that he had been drinking. The driver, 34-year-old Michael Maclellan was arrested at the scene for having more than 80 mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system. He was then taken to the Kaladar detachment to provide samples of his breath.
Maclellan is charged with driving a motor vehicle with more than 80 mg of alcohol in his blood and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
An ambulance attended the scene and neither the bus driver nor any of the children were injured. The driver of the truck had minor injuries, was assessed by EMS on scene and not transported.
The driver was released on a promise to appear with a first appearance date of August 8, 2017 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee.