Markham driver facing multiple charges after RIDE program stop in PEC

Photo via Ontario Association Of Chiefs Of Police.

A RIDE program on Highway 62 in Prince Edward County resulted in multiple impaired driving charges for a Markham resident.

In the early hours of Sunday, Mar. 3, 2024, officers from the Prince Edward County (PEC) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were conducting the ride program on Highway 62 near Rossmore. According to a release from the OPP, shortly after midnight officers spoke with a driver who entered the program and, as a result, an approved screening device was administered.

The OPP said it was also later learned that the driver had provided a false identification.

Jibran Hussain, age 31 from Markham, was charged with the following offences:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol/drugs
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit
  • Personation with intent to avoid arrest, prosecution or obstruct justice
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited
  • Obstructing a peace officer
  • Failure or refusal to comply with a demand

Hussain was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Picton later this month. They also had their vehicle impounded. Hussain will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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