A Quebec driver is facing charges after driving impaired at Sandbanks Provincial Park, making a total of nine occurrences of impaired driving in Prince Edward County so far this month.
On Monday, Aug. 29, 2023, shortly after 7:30 p.m., officers from the Prince Edward County (PEC) detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a request for assistance from Provincial Park Wardens at Sandbanks Provincial Park. According to a release from the OPP, officers attended the park and spoke with the driver of a motor vehicle. As a result of subsequent investigation, the driver was arrested and transported to the detachment for further testing.
Sean Pedroczako, age 26, from Pierrefonds, Quebec, was charged with:
- Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs/alcohol
- Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit
Pedroczako was released from custody and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in October 2023. The accused also had their vehicle impounded for a period of seven days and their licence was suspended for 90 days. Pedroczako will face a further licence suspension if convicted, and is responsible for all related fees and fines.
“Impaired driving has real dangers,” the PEC OPP stated, adding that they would like to thank the public for remaining vigilant for impaired drivers.
“If you suspect someone is driving impaired, call OPP to report at 1-888-310-1122. Plan a safe ride home and do not drive impaired.”