On October 12, 2021, at 4:24 p.m., police were dispatched to William Street in response to a report of a vehicle driving erratically. It was reported that the vehicle had rear-ended another vehicle at the intersection of William Street at King Street.
As a result of the police investigation, 60-year-old Cobourg resident, Blair MCCOLL, was charged with the following offences:
- Operation while impaired – alcohol contrary to section 320.14 (1)(a) of the Criminal Code
- Dangerous operation contrary to section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code
- Failure or refusal to comply with demand contrary to section 320.15(1) of the Criminal Code
MCCOLL was released from custody on an Undertaking 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 by designating a sober driver.