RIDE program leads to impaired charge for Prince Edward County resident

Photo via Ontario Association Of Chiefs Of Police.

A Prince Edward County resident is facing an impaired driving charge as a result of a RIDE program conducted in the small hours of Tuesday morning.

In a media release Prince Edward County OPP say that on Tuesday, May 7 shortly after 2:30 a.m., a vehicle entered a RIDE program officers were conducting on Highway 62 near Rossmore. Officers spoke with the driver and administered an approved screening device. The test results led to the driver being arrested and transported to detachment for further testing.

Jacob Blaind, age 29, from Prince Edward County, was charged with the following offences:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Failure to comply with release order – other than to attend court

Charges have not been proven in court.

The driver was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on May 7, 2024. They also had their licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven.

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