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Automated Licence Plate Recognition System Alerts Officer To Prohibited Driver, Impaired Charges Laid

KAWARTHA LAKES-An officer with the Peterborough County OPP was alerted by the Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) of a possible prohibited driver who was also impaired according to police.

On December 3, 2023, at approximately 3:15pm, Peterborough County OPP officers were patrolling northbound on County Road 36 in the Municipality of Trent Lakes. The in-car camera/ALPR system alerted indicating a southbound vehicle was associated with a prohibited driver. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and say they determined the driver to be prohibited from driving.

64-year-old David Turkington of Trent Lakes, ON, was arrested and charged with:

·      Operation while impaired-alcohol – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

·      Operation while Prohibited under the Criminal Code

The accused had their vehicle impounded for 45 days.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on January 9, 2024.

“The 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.’ said police.

 

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