Belleville police charge prohibited driver with impaired driving, breach of probation

Belleville Police Service – Photo by Hollie Pratt-Campbell/Hometownist

The Belleville Police Service stopped a Madoc man on suspicion of impaired driving, only to learn that he was also prohibited from driving in Canada.

Belleville police explain in a media release that on June 3, at about 4 p.m., officers received a call regarding a possible impaired driver travelling southbound on Hwy 62 towards Belleville.

Officers responded to the area, where they located and stopped the vehicle, and spoke to the driver.

“Police believed that the driver was impaired from the consumption of alcohol,” the media release says.

The driver was arrested and returned to the Belleville Police Service for further investigation. Police also learned that the driver was prohibited from driving in Canada, was a suspended driver under the Highway Traffic Act and was breaching his probation.

As a result of the investigation, the 36-year-old male driver from Madoc was charged with impaired driving, over 80, driving while prohibited, breach of probation and driving while suspended under the Highway Traffic Act. Charges have not been proven in court. Police did not name the suspect.

He was held for a bail hearing.

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