On Saturday May 9, 2020 just after 9:15 p.m. a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment conducted a traffic stop on Highway 62.
As a result, a 23 year old male from Belleville had his driving privileges suspended for seven days under the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS) as a result of an “Alert” reading on the approved screening device.
Later that evening shortly after midnight, officers responded with paramedics to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 62 in Ameliasburgh Ward. As a result of the investigation, the driver was arrested and taken to detachment for testing.
Riley McConnell, 23 from Bloomfield has been charged with the following offences:
- Operation While Impaired – 320.14(1)(a)
- Operation While Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) – 320.14(1)(b)
The driver was further charged with G1 licence holder- unaccompanied by qualified driver. The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date in Picton.
He was also given a 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Prince Edward OPP are reminding motorists to remain vigilant and report impaired drivers. To report impaired drivers, call 1.888.310.1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersquinte.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.