Impaired driver arrested in Cobourg

On Monday, November 23rd, at approximately 8:30 pm, uniform members of the Cobourg Police Service were dispatched to the area of East House Crescent in Cobourg for a report of a single-vehicle collision. Officers located a vehicle with a flat tire that had struck a pillar.

As a result of police investigation, 24-year-old Maddison Smith was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

Operation while Impaired- Alcohol/Drug- Contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

Smith was released with a future court date.

Cobourg Police encourage the public to report suspected impaired driving by calling 911. Impaired driving is the #1 criminal cause of death in Canada and, yet, every impaired driving crash is preventable. By calling 911 and reporting suspected impaired drivers to police, everyone can play a role in keeping our roads and waterways safe and in reducing impaired driving crashes, deaths and injuries.

Always plan for a safe way to get home by calling a friend, a relative, a cab, or by designating a sober driver.

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