NORTHUMBERLAND OPP – SPEEDING TICKET TURNS INTO ARREST FOR IMPAIRED DRIVING IN BRIGHTON

On Sunday January 31, 2021, at approximately 11:30 p.m, uniformed officers from the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), stopped a red Dodge four door sedan that was travelling Southbound on County Road 30 near the hamlet of Codrington for a Highway Traffic Act offence. Upon speaking with the driver, officers detected an odour of an alcoholic beverage. A Roadside Screening Device (ASD) was administered to the vehicle operator at the scene resulting in a “fail”. The driver was arrested, then transported to the OPP Detachment in Brighton for further testing. 

As a result of those tests Donald MEACOCK (age 34) of Trent Hills, Ontario, has been charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)
  • Speeding 1- 49 km over the posted limit

The driver received an immediate 90-day driver’s license suspension and the vehicle  was towed and impounded for 7 days.

The accused was released and is expected to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on February 17, 2021.

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