Cobourg Police – One Driver Charged with Impaired During RIDE (No Name Released)

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Cobourg Police Service conducted Festive RIDE over the weekend, made one impaired driving arrest, and issued one three-day licence suspension.

During weekend Festive RIDE checks, Cobourg Police Service members checked 1,100 vehicles, made three roadside breath demands into an approved screening device and issued 11 Highway Traffic Act cautions for a variety of infractions.

On Saturday, December 10, 2022, while conducting Festive RIDE checks at Division Street at Densmore Road, police arrested a driver for operation while impaired and transported him to the police station, where he provided two breath samples into an approved instrument. As a result, the 21-year-old Orono man was charged with the following:

1. Operation while Impaired – Contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada

2. Operation while Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 Plus) – Contrary to Section 320.13(1)(b) of the Criminal Code

The accused was released on an undertaking with a future court date.

While conducting Festive RIDE on Burnham Street, police issued a three-day licence suspension to a driver who registered an alert on an approved screening device.

Thank you to everyone who is committed to driving sober. Residents and visitors to the Town of Cobourg will continue to see uniform officers, special constables, and auxiliary members conducting RIDE initiatives throughout the month.

YMCA Northumberland is running Operation Red Nose (ORN), the safe ride service, this winter. We encourage everyone to call ORN at (905) 377-1218 during the evenings and hours of operation for a safe, reliable ride home. The program is available between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on December 16, 17 and 31. Visit and follow the YMCA Northumberland Facebook page for more information on how their volunteers can help get you and your car home safely this holiday season.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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