Running a red light recently led to a slew of charges for a driver in Brockville.
On Thursday, Jan. 25, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Brockville police officers conducting patrol duties in the vicinity of Central Avenue observed a vehicle proceeding through a red traffic signal. Police stopped the driver, a 40-year-old man. Their investigation determined that the individual was operating the vehicle in contravention of a driving prohibition resulting from prior impaired driving convictions. Additionally, his driver’s license was subject to a separate suspension due to outstanding fines.
The attending officer was concerned with the driver’s current state of sobriety. Despite a roadside breath demand, the man declined to provide a breath sample.
Consequently, he was taken into custody and later released with charges that include failure or refusal to comply with a demand, operating a motor vehicle while prohibited under the Criminal Code, driving a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device, driving while under suspension, and failure to stop at a red light.
The individual has been assigned a future court appearance date.