Collision between vehicle and mail box nets man impaired charges

A collision involving a motor vehicle and a mailbox on Lakeside Dr. In Consecon has led to impaired driving charges for a local man.

On Monday shortly after 5:00 p.m. officers responded to multiple reports of an erratic vehicle on Lakeside Drive in Consecon. 

Officers located the vehicle after it had collided with a mailbox. As a result of the collision, the driver was assessed by Hastings Quinte Paramedics for minor injuries. 

Through further investigation, a Roadside Screening Device was administered and the driver was taken back to the detachment for further testing. Jeremy Simmons, 41, from Prince Edward County, was arrested and charged with: Operation While Impaired – 320.14(1)(a); Operation While Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) – 320.14(1)(b); Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle- 320.13(1)

The driver was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on July 8, 2020. He was also given a 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

In other Prince Edward OPP Police Reports:

•On Tuesday shortly before 1:00 a.m. officers responded to a domestic assault call on Spring Street, Picton. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with those at scene. As a result of further investigation, a 40-year-old male from Picton was arrested and charged with assault contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code. 

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton at a later date.

• Reports of a person sitting in the middle of Highway 62 early Saturday morning has led to liquor charges against a local person and was one of 34 calls for service by the OPP this weekend.

Just before 5:00 a.m. officers responded to multiple calls of an individual sitting in the middle of Highway 62 causing vehicles to swerve to avoid a collision. Officers located a 32 year old male from Picton on the highway and arrested him under the liquor licence act (LLA). He was held until sober and charged under the LLA.

Officers of the Prince Edward County Detachment were also on the waterways this weekend. Officers conducted a number of vessel checks resulting in approximately 6 charges. Three operators were charged with an insufficient number of life jackets.

With the boating season in East Region off to a tragic start, everyone is urged to take action and reduce the risks on the water. The water can be still very cold.

  • Always wear a life jacket, it will significantly increase your chance of surviving the cold water
  • Share your plans and timeline with someone you trust
  • Check the weather before you go out
  • Ensure that you have the necessary safety equipment on board

A mobile app is available for anyone unsure of the equipment required for their vessel at https://csbc.ca/en/ or https://csbc.ca/fr/. You can also view the Transport Canada Safe Boating Guide at http://www.tc.gc.ca/documents/TP-511e.pdfhttp://www.tc.gc.ca/documents/tp511f.pdf.

-Staff