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Off-Duty Toronto Police Officer Stops Alleged Impaired Driver On Hwy 115

KAWARTHA LAKES-An off-duty officer from the Toronto Police Service (TPS) stopped a vehicle near Peterborough after it was observed to be driving aggressively according to police.

Members of the Peterborough County OPP detachment responded to the scene on Highway 115 at approximately 6:00pm yesterday evening and charged the driver.

Blair Beckett (age 29) of Peterborough, Ontario was arrested and charged with:

• Operation while impaired-blood alcohol concentration-80 plus

• Driving while under suspension

• Novice driver-B.A.C. above zero

The accused had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days.

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on December 7, 2021.

Peterborough County OPP reminds motorists to plan ahead when consuming alcohol. Use a designated driver, cab, public transit, or stay overnight. Any amount of alcohol or drugs can impact your ability to make sound judgements.


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Pamela Vanmeer
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