A Kingston man was charged with impaired driving Tuesday after OPP officers witnessed him pulling off the centre median onto the wrong way lanes on Highway 401.

Leeds County Ontario Provincial Police were called at 1 a.m. with reports of a driver travelling the wrong way on the highway. As they searched the 401, officers spotted a car in the median.

The car pulled out in front of the OPP cruiser and continued the wrong way on the 401. Police stopped the man without incident.

Charged with impaired driving is 48-year-old Michael McKale of Kingston.

He is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville on April 20, 2018 to answer to his charge.

There were no injuries or collisions as a result of this incident.

Driver backs into pedestrian

PERTH – A 79-year-old man, who is suspected of having a medical emergency, backed his car into a pedestrian at Craig and Gore streets on Tuesday morning, provincial police reported.

Lanark OPP report that the driver reversed his Kia in the parking lot of the Tim Hortons onto Craig Street, striking a female pedestrian on the sidewalk.

The driver then drove in a circular motion through the adjoining business premises, striking a stop sign and garbage containers before re-entering the Tim’s parking lot and coming to rest.

The 31-year-old pedestrian suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital by paramedics.

The 79-year-old driver was also taken to hospital because of his medical emergency.

Easter weekend crackdown

Leeds OPP wrapped up their Easter long weekend seatbelt campaign on Monday after laying eight seatbelt charges.

Although seatbelt use was the main traffic focus of the weekend, officers also watched for such road behaviours as distracted, impaired and aggressive driving.

In addition to the seatbelt offences, officers laid one impaired driving charge, 137 speeding charges, two stunt driving charges, 13 hazardous moving violations and one distracted driving charge under the Highway Traffic Act during the four-day campaign.

Source: Brockville Recorder