Driver arrested for impaired driving after police respond to report of a motor vehicle collision.
On August 20, 2021, police were dispatched to the intersection of John Street and James Street East for a report of a single motor vehicle collision. A vehicle was observed travelling southbound on John Street, where it struck a street sign and pole.
As a result of police investigation, the driver, 38-year-old Cobourg resident Jason SEGUIN, was arrested and charged with the following offences:
- Operation while impaired – alcohol contrary to section 320.14 (1)(a) of the Criminal Code
- Drive while under suspension contrary to section 53(1) of the Highway Traffic Act
The accused was released from custody on an appearance notice and summons 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 designating a sober driver.