Driver arrested for impaired driving after an early morning collision in Cobourg

Early morning on Friday, September 10, 2021, police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on University Avenue in the Town of Cobourg. An eastbound vehicle left the roadway, struck a fence and a tree coming to rest on its side in the westbound lane.

The driver, the sole occupant, was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Cobourg Police Service Forensic Identification Services attended the scene.

As a result of the investigation, 33-year-old Stephen Finnemore of Cobourg was charged with the following offences:

1. Impaired operation contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada

2. Dangerous Driving contrary to section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code  of Canada

Finnemore 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 designating a sober driver.  

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