A collision near the intersection of Highway 62 and Victoria Road Wednesday morning has led to a slew of charges for a Kingston native.
Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a two vehicle motor collision at approximately 10:40am.
As a result of the investigation, a 39 year old male temporarily living in Picton was found to have a suspended licence, and using a licence plate without authorization. Further investigation revealed the man was also in possession of a firearm.
The individual is prohibited to possess firearms and was subsequently charged.
Criminal Code of Canada charges included:
Section 249 (1)(a) – Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,
Section 86(1) – Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition
Section 355(b) – Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.
Under the Highway traffic Act, the man was charged with;
Section 53(1) – Driving while under suspension
Section 7(1)(c)(i) – Drive motor vehicle, no validation on plate
Section 11(2) – Fail to apply permit on becoming owner
Section 12(1)(d) – Use plate not authorised
Section 12(1)(e) – Use validation not furnished for vehicle
According to Community Safety Officer Constable Patrick Menard, individuals involved in the crash did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.