On Saturday August 24, 2019 at 6:16 am, police received a call to attend a restaurant on William Street regarding a possible impaired driver waiting for their order at the receiving window in the drive thru. Upon arrival police approached the vehicle in question and the investigation revealed that the driver was showing obvious signs of impairment. As a result, the lone driver Justin Young of Cobourg, was arrested for impaired operation of a vehicle. He was subsequently transported to a qualified breathalyzer technician where he provided two samples where the results were almost double the legal limit.
As a result of the police investigation, Justin Young was charged with the following charges:
- Operation while Impaired – alcohol contrary to section 320.14(1) of the Criminal Code
- Impaired Operation – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus section 320.14(2) of the Criminal Code
- Fail to Comply with Probation contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code
The Cobourg Police Service encourages everyone to report any suspicious or criminal activity. If you have information that may help with an investigation, call Cobourg Police Service or anonymously on the Crime Stoppers "Hot Line", available to callers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your information leads to a charge or an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.