On Friday July 20, 2018 at about 9:39pm, officers of the Cobourg Police Service responded to a
call of a possible impaired driver.
Investigation revealed that a vehicle had struck a pole at the intersection of Burnham Street and
King Street West. This vehicle then had continued with a flat tire, almost striking a citizen.
Officers located the driver, and vehicle, on King Street West.
As a result, police have charged a 68-year-old Cobourg resident, James (Bill) MACDONALD,
with Impaired Care and Control and operating a motor vehicle with over 80mgs of alcohol
contrary to the Criminal Code.
James (Bill) MACDONALD was released by way of a Promise to Appear, with a court date of
August 15, 2018.
The Cobourg Police Service invite anyone who witnessed or has knowledge of this event to
contact the Cobourg Police or Crime Stoppers.
Any questions may be directed to the Cobourg Police Service by calling 905-372-6821