RIDE program in PEC results in impaired charges for Stone Mills driver

Photo via Ontario Association Of Chiefs Of Police.

During a weekend RIDE program conducted by the Prince Edward County (PEC) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), officers charged a local driver with impaired driving charges.

Shortly after 12 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, officers were conducting the RIDE program on County Road 49 when a vehicle entered the location. According to a release from the OPP, officers spoke with the driver and administered an approved screening device. As a result, the driver was arrested and transported to the detachment for further testing.

Kaitlyn Asselstine, age 29 from Stone Mills, was charged with the following offences:

  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired
  • Operating a motor vehicle while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit

Asselstine was released on an undertaking and is to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in March 2023. They also had their driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and their vehicle impounded for a period of 7 days.

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

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