Novice driver charged with impaired driving following rollover crash: Bancroft OPP

A Bancroft man faces impaired driving charges following a crash on Aug. 2. Bancroft OPP

A Coe Hill, Ont., man faces impaired driving charges following a crash in the Bancroft area earlier this month.

According to Bancroft OPP, around 3 a.m. on Aug. 2, officers responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Hwy. 620 in Wollaston Township.

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Police determined that a vehicle left the roadway and then travelled back onto the roadway before rolling and landing on its roof. The driver was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

At the hospital, OPP placed the driver under arrest.

Easton Morrison, 19, was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired — alcohol
  • Operation while impaired — blood-alcohol concentration (80-plus)
  • Novice driver — blood-alcohol concentration above zero
  • Driving a motor vehicle without a validated permit
A pickup truck rolled on Hwy. 620 in Wollaston Township on Aug. 2. Bancroft OPP

His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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He was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Bancroft on Aug. 25, OPP stated.

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