OPP lay charges in alleged Hillier driving incidents

Prince Edward OPP. (Gazette File Photo)

A pair of lead footed drivers have been caught in Hillier.

On Thurs., Sept. 4 at approximately 10:20 p.m. Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were sent to a motor vehicle collision in north of Lake Consecon. Officers found a single vehicle had gone into the ditch at Link and Lakeside Roads just south of Carnrike Road.

An investigation determined the collision was a result of two vehicles racing each other when one driver lost control of the car he was operating and crashed. A roadside screening device was administered and the driver was transported to the detachment for further testing.

Zachary Amolins, 22, of Prince Edward County, ON has been charged with the following offences: Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drugs -, Adult Failure or Refusal to comply with demand and Fail to Report Accident – 199(1) Highway Traffic Act. The accused was released on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Wed., Sept. 19.

His driver’s licence has been suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Community Safety & Media Relations Officer Constable Karen German said refusing to comply with a breath demand carries the same penalty as impaired driving.

Earlier this week, a Prince Edward OPP officer nabbed an excessive speeder just before daybreak.

On Tuesday shortly before 6:20 a.m. an OPP officer conducting speed enforcement on County Rd. 1 near Alexander Rd. in Hillier ward stopped a westbound Dodge Caravan that was travelling in excess of the 80 km/hr posted speed limit.

Josh Dougherty, 22, from Prince Edward County, ON has been charged with Stunt Driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is to appear in Provincial Offences Court on Oct. 4, 2019 in Picton.

-Staff