Failed to stop for police
QUINTE WEST — A 25-year-old Brighton man is facing a number of charges after an incident Sunday.
Quinte West OPP report officers from the detachment attempted to stop a motor vehicle for a highway traffic offence on Telephone Road in Trenton. The vehicle, police report, sped off, failing to stop for police.
The vehicle was stopped a short distance later with the driver being arrested.
Brandon Poff has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; flight while pursued by police; and five provincial offences. Poff is scheduled to appear in court on April 26.
Distracted drivers charged
CENTRE HASTINGS — As part of the provincial Distracted Driving Campaign, which ran from March 12 to 18, members of Central Hastings OPP laid 41 distracted driving charges.
The charge of ‘drive with handheld communication device’ carries a fine of $490 and three demerit points upon conviction.
Central Hastings OPP is reminding drivers to make a conscious decision to remain focused on the important task of driving. Distracted driving occurs when a driver’s attention is diverted away from driving because they are focused on something non-driving related.
“A texting driver is 23 more times likely to crash than a non-texting driver. Sending that one text while driving may seem harmless, but it’s a decision that could alter the course of your life and other lives too,” stated OPP in a press release.
CENTRE HASTINGS — A 78-year-old Madoc Township man received a mandatory three-month suspension from driving after he was charged with impaired driving Saturday, OPP report.
Saturday afternoon members of the Central Hastings OPP detachment investigated a report from concerned citizens who observed a vehicle northbound on Highway 62 and onto Fox Road.
As a result of the investigation, Central Hastings OPP arrested and charged a 78-year-old man with impaired driving and driving with more than 80mgs of alcohol in blood. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 12.
Source: Belleville Intelligencer