PEC driver charged with impaired after traffic stop on Loyalist Parkway

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A driver from Prince Edward County has been arrested and charged after officers from the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on the Loyalist Parkway near Picton.

According to Sgt. Justin McKenna of the PEC Detachment of the OPP, an officer observed some “dangerous driving behaviour” and initiated a traffic stop on Friday, Jun. 2, 2023, just after 8 p.m. According to a release from the OPP, the driver was arrested and transported to the Prince Edward County detachment for further testing.

Jean-Christophe Morliere, age 55 from Prince Edward County, was charged with the following offences:

  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol and drugs
  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

Morliere was released from custody and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice later this month. They also had their drivers’ licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicle impounded for a period of seven days.

“Highway safety is a team sport, do your part and plan a safe ride home,” the OPP said.

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