Peterborough County OPP – Accidental 9-1-1 Call Leads to Impaired Charge (Name Released)

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An accidental 911 call has led to the arrest of a driver who is charged with impaired driving.

On April 25, 2024, just shortly after 12:00 am, the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to what was received as an accidental 911 call. The dispatch reported that the caller was saying that they were somewhere other than where the call was showing originating from. Officers patrolled the area locating a vehicle belonging to the caller that had gone off the road and into a tree. There was nobody with the vehicle. A short time later, officers located the owner of the vehicle and after a short conversation, officers arrested them.

Edward MCGARVEY (age 40) of Trent Lakes, ON, was arrested and charged with:

·      Operation while impaired

·      Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

·      Fail to report accident

·      Fail to remain

·      Driver – fail to properly wear seat belt

·      Disobey stop sign – fail to stop

The accused had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on June 4, 2024.

The Peterborough County OPP reminds motorists to plan ahead when consuming alcohol or drugs. Use a designated driver, cab, public transit, or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements.

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