Grocery store employee allegedly spat upon by visitor

Prince Edward OPP. (Gazette File Photo)

A Toronto woman has a November court date in Picton after she reportedly spat upon a Wellington grocery store employee during a parking dispute on Saturday.

Members of the  Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment responded just after 12:00 p.m. to a disturbance in progress at a business on Wellington Main Street.

Officers arrived at Wellington Foodland and discovered a physical altercation. A vehicle was found to be improperly parked and the occupants were asked to park properly by a store employee.

As a result, an altercation ensued and a worker was spit on by one of the vehicle occupants. The occupant then continued assaulting the female. As a result, Justice Brennan, 26, from Toronto, was arrested and charged with assault contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on November 4, 2020.

Shortly thereafter at approximately at 1:00 p.m. OPP received a traffic complaint on Sunset Lagoon Drive. Officers located the vehicle and spoke to the driver. As a result of further investigation, the driver was arrested and taken to detachment for testing. Kenneth Durling, age 59 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)

The driver was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on September 16, 2020. The driver was also given a 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

-Staff