A traffic complaint on Highway 62 led to impaired driving charges for a Prince Edward County driver.
Around 8:45 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a traffic complaint regarding a vehicle travelling on Highway 62, according to a release from the OPP.
“The vehicle then collided with a ditch. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the driver who was transported to detachment for further testing,” police said.
William Anderson, age 76, from Prince Edward County, was charged with the following offences:
- Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol/drugs (alcohol)
- Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit
According to the release, Anderson was released and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in January 2024. They also had their licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicle impounded for seven days. Anderson will be required to pay all associated fees and fines.
In the release, the OPP said it would like to thank those who continue to remain vigilant of impaired drivers.
“Everyone is encouraged to report impaired drivers by calling 911,” the OPP said. “Impaired driving impacts us all, do your part and plan a safe ride home.”