Cobourg Police – Woman arrested for driving while impaired

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, the Cobourg Police Service received a call from a business on Albert Street about a woman who appeared to be intoxicated. When the woman was refused service, she got into her car and drove away.  

Police located the woman operating a vehicle in a parking lot on Elgin Street. Police conducted a traffic stop.

As a result of subsequent police investigation 36-year-old Sadie Mininni of Cobourg was charged with the following:

  1. Impaired operation contrary to Section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada 
  2.  Impaired operation – blood alcohol concentration 80+ contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada 

Mininni was released from custody on an Appearance Notice with a future court date. 

Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is a crime in progress. Please call 9-1-1 immediately to report a suspected impaired driver. 

Here are some signs of an impaired driver: 

• Driving unreasonably fast, slow or at an inconsistent speed
• Drifting in and out of lanes
• Tailgating and changing lanes frequently
• Making exceptionally wide turns
• Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance
• Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights
• Disregarding signals and lights
• Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly
• Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on

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