Prince Edward OPP stop driver travelling 158 km/h on County Rd. 49

Constable Aaron Miller stopped a vehicle travelling nearly 160k/mh on County Rd. 49 Monday morning. (OPP East Region Twitter photo)

Prince Edward OPP Community Safety Officer Aaron Miller managed to reel in a lead footed driver on County Road 49 early Monday morning.

Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant John Hatch alerted the media mid-day on Monday PC Miller stopped a black pick up truck travelling nearly twice the posted speed limit on one of Prince Edward County’s worst roads in terms of infrastructure condition.

“Our Community Safety Officer (Aaron Miller) was out conducting some RADAR patrols this morning, and at approximately 1020hrs,  happened to stop this vehicle travelling 158 km/h on County Road 49 …  The driver had their vehicle seized for seven days, and now has a date to attend court this fall to explain why they were travelling nearly “twice” the posted speed limit,” Hatch said.

In other Prince Edward OPP Police Reports, local police charged a pair of alleged impaired drivers over the August Civic holiday:

On Saturday August 1, 2020 shortly after 6:30 p.m. officers responded to a call for assistance in relation to a vehicle travelling in Picton. Officers located the vehicle on Union Street. As a result of further investigation, the driver was arrested and taken to detachment for testing. Lacey Eaton, 31 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),Use plates not authorized for vehicle – Highway Traffic Act – 12(1)(d), Operate motor vehicle on a highway with no insurance – Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act – 2(1)(a)

The driver was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on October 16, 2020. The driver was also given a 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.Later in the evening shortly before 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a call of a vehicle driving erratically on Highway 62. Attempts were made by citizens to prevent the vehicle from leaving a business when contact was made between vehicles. With the assistance of citizens, the officers were able to locate the driver. The driver attempted to resist arrest and an altercation ensued. The driver was taken into police custody and transported to detachment for further testing. As a result, Peter Burns, 39 from Prince Edward County was charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Operation While Impaired – 320.14(1)(a),  Operation While Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) – 320.14(1)(b),  Dangerous operation – 320.13(1),  Assault with intent to resist arrest – 270(1)(b), Assault – 266, Failure to stop after accident – 320.16(1)

The driver was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on October 21, 2020. The driver was also given a 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

-Staff