Police lay two racing charges in one day on County Rd. 1

Twice in one day, Friday, the Prince Edward OPP laid stunt driving charges in relation to drivers travelling over 50 km over the speed limit along County Rd. 1.

Early in the day, a 25-year-old Picton man was observed to be driving at a high rat of speed. He was charged under Section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He is slated to appear in Picton court. Within a half-hour, a 67-year-old Toronto female was charged under the same statute for excessive speed. Her vehicle was also impounded for seven days.

Cyclist struck

That afternoon police were called to King Street in Picton after an 11-year-old boy was struck while by a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle and attempting to cross the road. The boy went to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, where he was treated with minor injuries and released.

Police say no charges were laid and remind cyclists they need to pay attention to vehicular traffic while attempting to cross streets.

Concealed weapon

On Sunday, police were notified that a man carrying a knife on Picton’s Main Street raised suspicions.  Upon their arrival, officers charged a 22-year-old Picton man with carrying a concealed weapon, contrary to Section 90 of the Criminal Code of Canada.  The man was issued a notice to appear in Picton court May 30.

Licence suspended

Police stopped a vehicle near a RIDE program on Elks Street during the early morning hours Sunday.  The driver, a 25-year-old Hallowell man, was issued a three-day licence suspension after police detected an odour of an alcoholic beverage and administered an approved screening device.