On Sunday December 6, 2020, at approximately 1:30 am, police stopped an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) that was travelling eastbound on County Road 2 near Wicklow Road, after receiving a report of a suspicious person in the area riding a four wheeler. Officers detected a strong odour of alcohol upon speaking to the rider. Matthew PILON (age 30) of Alnwick-Haldimand Township, Ontario, was arrested and charged with:
- Operation while Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
- Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs.
The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on January 20, 2021.
The OPP remains committed to enforcing impaired driving laws and educating road users about the dangers posed by motorists who drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Drivers need to remember that any amount of alcohol or drugs can impair one’s ability to drive. Do your part in keeping our roads safe by planning ahead.
If you know or suspect that a driver is impaired by alcohol or drugs call 9-1-1.