On Saturday February 20, 2021, at approximately 9:30 pm, members of the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with Alnwick-Haldimand Township Fire Department and Northumberland Paramedic Services, responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on County Road 2 between Usborne Road and Town Line Road.
Officers located the silver coloured pick-up truck with significant damage after it was reportedly driven off the roadway, through a snowbank and into the ditch. The driver who sustained only minor injuries was found to be under the influence of alcohol.
As a result of the investigation Tyson SHELDRICK (age 30) of Cramahe Township, Ontario, was arrested and charged with:
· Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
· Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on March 31, 2021.
The OPP remains committed to enforcing impaired driving laws and educating road users about the dangers posed by motorists who drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Drivers need to remember that any amount of alcohol or drugs can impair one’s ability to drive.