PEC driver facing multiple charges after single vehicle collision

Photo by Logan Cadue/Kingstonist.

A single-vehicle collision in the early morning of Friday, Mar. 8, 2024, in Prince Edward County (PEC) resulted in multiple charges for a PEC resident.

According to a release from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), officers from the PEC Detachment, alongside Hastings Quinte EMS and Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue responded to the collision which took place on Miller Road shortly after midnight.

OPP said that officers spoke with the driver and a demand for an approved screening device was made. In response to Kingstonist inquiries, Constable Aaron Miller, Media Relations Officer for the PEC OPP, confirmed that the driver then refused to comply with that demand, and was arrested. Additionally, Miller explained the collision: the vehicle had left the roadway, entered a ditch, and collided with trees before coming to a stop. The driver sustained minor injuries as a result, the OPP told Kingstonist.

The driver was the lone occupant of the vehicle, according to Miller.

As a result, 43-year-old Ramandeep Lehal of Prince Edward County was charged with the following offences:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol/drugs
  • Failure or refusal to comply with a demand
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Operating a motor vehicle without insurance

Lehal was reportedly released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton later this month. They also had their licence suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven days. Lehal will be responsible for all related fees and fines, and will face further licence suspension if convicted.

None of these charges have been tried in court.

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