A pair of motorists were found to be driving afoul of the law on Friday evening.
On Fri. Nov. 8, just after 6:30 p.m., a member of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the OPP observed a vehicle doing donuts in a parking lot.
As a result of the investigation, Milford resident Dylon Hudgin, 22, was arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle contrary to section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Dec. 4, 2019.
Later that evening, a member of the Prince Edward County OPP was following a vehicle on Loyalist Parkway when it was noted to be driving erratically. The vehicle was stopped and an investigation was conducted.
A Roadside Screening Device was administered and the driver was taken back to detachment for further testing. Michael Cousins, 28, from Belleville, has been charged with Criminal Code offences of Operation While Impaired – alcohol and drugs – and Operation While Impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton on Nov. 27, 2019. He was also given a 90 day Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
“Prince Edward OPP is reminding drivers of the dangers of impaired driving. Make the right choices and don’t get behind the wheel when impaired,” Prince Edward OPP Community Safety Officer / Media Relations Officer Constable Aaron Miller said.
In other police reports news:
•On Mon., Nov 4, 2019 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment investigated a report of a break, enter and theft to a property in Hallowell Ward overnight. OPP were notified of an overnight break-in to a Loyalist Parkway business just after 8:00 a.m. where individuals entered the business’ office, damaged a safe and stole another operational safe. Approximately $2,000 in currency was stolen. The OPP’s Forensic Identification Services Unit (FISU) attended to assist with this investigation.
While Prince Edward OPP didn’t identify the business in their media release, Hagerman Farms just west of Picton confirmed via social media that their produce stand and bakery were the target of this theft.
Officers are continuing their investigation regarding this break and enter and are asking Prince Edward County residents to be vigilant of any suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods and report to police.
OPP are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the OPP Provincial Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
•On Wed. Oct 30, 2019, Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment investigated a report of an assault between four youths. As a result of the investigation, three youths were arrested and charged. One 13 year old youth from Picton, Ontario was arrested and charged with: Assault CC 266, Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence CC 465(1)(c)
Two other youths, aged 13 and 15, also of Picton, Ontario were charged with: Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence CC 465(1)(c)
One youth was held for a bail hearing on November 1, 2019.
The other youths were released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date. The identity of the accused cannot be released in order to protect the identity of the victim. The accused is also protected under the terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) due to the age.