Picton man charged after head-on collision

Photo via OPP

A head on collision in Prince Edward County recently led to a dangerous operation charge for a Picton resident.

In a media release, PEC OPP state that on May 13, shortly after 7:30 a.m., an officer spotted a pick-up truck travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 62.

Before the officer could attempt to stop the vehicle, it fled and turned onto Union Road, and then collided with a car. The driver of the car was transported to hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the truck was not hurt.

John Spencer, age 61, of Picton, has been charged with:

  • Dangerous operation – Criminal Code
  • Speeding 1-49 km/h over the posted limit – Highway Traffic Act

Charges have not been proven in court.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on June 12, 2024.

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