On December 1, at 8:00 pm, uniform members of the Cobourg Police Service were dispatched to the area of Division Street and Elgin Street West with a report of a vehicle striking a curb before coming to a stop in a live lane. Upon arrival, officers located the car and the driver.
As a result of an investigation, police arrested and charged 26-year-old Coulter BURSEY-YOUNG of Cobourg with the following offences:
- Operation while Impaired – Alcohol/Drug contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
- Have care or control of a vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available contrary to section 12(1) of the Cannabis Control Act
BURSEY-YOUNG 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.