(MUNICIPALITY OF PORT HOPE, ON) – One person has been charged after a police investigation into a single vehicle collision.
On February 4, 2024, at approximately 3:15 p.m., members of the Northumberland Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a motor vehicle collision in the vicinity of Barrie Road and 4th Line in the Municipality of Port Hope.
A pick-up truck had collided with a hydro pole and following speaking with the driver, Police entered into an impaired operation investigation. There were no injuries reported.
Kurt NEWTON, 31-years-old, from Port Hope, was arrested and charged with:
· Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
· Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
A further 90-day Administrative Driver Licence Suspension (ADLS) and a seven-day vehicle impound was initiated as per statute.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg at a future date.
The OPP remains committed to taking alcohol/drug impaired drivers off our roads through enforcement and public education. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is important to call 9-1-1 to report it.