Picton RIDE program leads to impaired driving charge for Prince Edward County resident

Photo via Ontario Association Of Chiefs Of Police.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect a correction issued by the OPP, which clarified that the individual charged had his license suspended for three days, not 90; the vehicle was also not impounded, as originally reported by police.

A Prince Edward County RIDE program led to an impaired driving charge in the early hours of Tuesday, Jan. 9.

In a media release, Prince Edward County OPP state that shortly before midnight, officers were conducting a RIDE program on Main Street in Picton when a vehicle approached the stop. Officers spoke with the driver and as a result, an approved screening device was administered. The driver was arrested and transported to detachment for further testing. Drew Wollenberg, age 42 from Prince Edward County, was charged with operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs.

This charge has not been proven in court.

The driver was released on an undertaking and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on February 7, 2024. They also had their drivers licence suspended for three days. The vehicle was not impounded.

“Highway safety is a shared responsibility,” OPP state in the release. “Do your part and plan a safe ride home.”

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