Charges laid after Ameliasburgh accident

BAD COLLISION- A driver is facing several charges after a two car collision in northern Prince Edward County Wednesday.



A collision near the intersection of Highway 62 and Victoria Road Wednesday morning has led to a slew of charges for a Kingston native.

Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle motor collision  at approximately 10:40am.

As a result of the investigation, a 39 year old male temporarily living in Picton was found to have a suspended licence, and using a licence plate without authorization. Further investigation revealed the man was also in possession of a firearm.

The individual  is prohibited to possess firearms and was subsequently charged.

Criminal Code of Canada charges included:

Section 249 (1)(a) – Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,

Section 86(1) – Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition

Section 355(b) – Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.

Under the Highway traffic Act, the man was charged with;

Section 53(1) – Driving while under suspension

Section 7(1)(c)(i) – Drive motor vehicle, no validation on plate

Section 11(2) – Fail to apply permit on becoming owner

Section 12(1)(d) – Use plate not authorised

Section 12(1)(e) – Use validation not furnished for vehicle

According to Community Safety Officer Constable Patrick Menard, individuals  involved in the crash did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.