April 16, 2019 11:00 am

Man charged with impaired driving after allegedly almost rear-ending police cruiser

OPP charged a Tweed man for impaired driving after he allegedly almost hit a police cruiser with his vehicle.

Nick Westoll / File / Global News

An Ontario man in Tweed is facing impaired driving charges after police say he nearly hit a police cruiser.

On Sunday afternoon, a Central Hastings officer was travelling southbound on Victoria Street when they say they saw a fast-moving vehicle.

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As it passed, the vehicle allegedly almost rear-ended the police cruiser. The police officer pulled off Victoria and followed the vehicle to Marlbank Road, where they stopped the driver.

OPP charged the driver, 22-year-old Kieran Whalen, of Tweed, with impaired driving charges, and for allegedly driving with an open container of liquor.

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Police suspended Whalen’s license for 90 days, and his vehicle was impounded for 45 days.

He is set to appear in a Belleville court in May to answer to his charges.

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