Brockville police say they arrested a 71-year-old man for impaired driving, assaulting a police officer and more over the weekend.
In a media release, police state that on Dec. 16, at about 7:30 p.m., officers from the Brockville Police Service were conducting a RIDE program in the area of King Street East and Oxford Avenue. A vehicle approached the intersection and proceeded through the RIDE check-point, continuing east bound along Highway 2. Officers followed the vehicle and observed it pull into a driveway.
There, they found that a 71-year-old man was operating the vehicle with a female passenger. “The male was observed to be impaired by alcohol and placed under arrest,” the release says.
The male allegedly resisted arrest and assaulted one of the officers but luckily, there were no serious injuries. He was taken for further testing and it was confirmed that he was impaired and operating the vehicle over the legal limit.
The man’s driver’s licence was suspended, his vehicle impounded and he was charged with operation while impaired, operation while impaired – blood alcohol over 80mg, flight from peace officer, resist arrest and assault peace officer.
Police did not release the name of the accused.
He was released with a future court date.