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24th December 2018Warning - this news article expired on 2019-01-24. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

The Belleville Police Service responded to 48 calls for service between December 23rd, 2018 at 5:00 a.m. and December 24th, 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

Motor Vehicle Collision Hit and Run

Belleville, Ontario – On December 23rd, 2018 at 8:30 p.m., police attended the intersection of Sidney Street and Moira Street West in relation to a two-car accident hit and run. Police are looking to identify both the vehicle and/or the driver who fled the scene. The vehicle is described as a dark sedan being operated by female described as being in her 20’s or 30’s, with blonde hair. The vehicle was last seen fleeing the area eastbound on Moira Street West. There were no injuries.

Disturbance-LLA

Belleville, Ontario – On December 24th, 2018 at 1:30 a.m., police attended at an establishment on North Front Street to a disturbance. It was learned upon police arrival that an intoxicated female patron was refusing to leave the establishment when asked to leave by staff. A 32 year-old female from the Toronto area was arrested for being intoxicated and was held in police custody until sober. A Provincial Offence Notice for being intoxicated in a public place was issued to the female.

MVC and Bail Violations

Belleville, Ontario – On December 24th , 2018 at 1:30 a.m., Belleville Police responded to a business parking lot on Dundas Street West regarding a hit and run motor vehicle collision. Following the collision, the at-fault driver fled the area last seen northbound on Coleman Street. Shortly thereafter, police received a call from a Belleville City Public Works equipment operator who observed a vehicle in the area of Cannifton Road and Moira Street East that appeared to have front end damage consistent with a collision. The operator was able to give a detailed description of the occupants of the vehicle to police who attended the area and were able to apprehend the driver. Further investigation revealed that the driver had been operating his vehicle under the influence of alcohol. As a result of registering a WARN on a roadside screening device, a 24 year-old Cobourg male has been issued a 3-day driver’s licence suspension and numerous charges under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act: failing to remain at the scene of an accident, failing to report an accident, change lane not in safety, novice driver with a blood alcohol concentration above zero, and Class G1 driver operating a vehicle at an unlawful hour.

The driver has also been charged criminally breaching conditions of a probation order and breaching conditions of an undertaking. The male was held in custody pending bail hearing scheduled on the 24th of December 2018.

The Belleville Police are thanking the keen eye of the City Public Works operator for their involvement in assisting police in apprehending the driver and for helping to keep our community safe.

Public Reminder

The Belleville Police would like to remind the public the make plans for a safe way home during the holiday season and report suspected impaired motorists to police.

Be mindful to the changing road conditions and drive accordingly by adjusting speed and allowing for greater time and distance around other motorist/pedestrians.