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Police Automated Licence Plate Recognition Alert Leads To Impaired Driving Charge

PETERBOROUGH-61-year-old man is facing charges after police automated licence plate reader alerted officers.

On Sunday July 7, 2024, just before 4:30pm, an officer from the Peterborough County OPP  conducted a traffic stop on County Road 45 after being alerted by the Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) in their cruiser. The officer approached the driver and made a demand for the Approved Screening Device (ASD). The driver complied with the demand and provided a sample of their breath resulting in a Fail at which point they were arrested.

Jeffrey Pawlowsky of Tweed was arrested and charged with Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus).

The accused had their drivers licence suspended for 90-days and their vehicle impounded for seven days and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on August 13, 2024.

“The Peterborough County OPP reminds motorists to plan ahead when consuming alcohol or drugs. 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 the OPP.

 

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