Last Updated on July 21, 2023 by Fumipets
Unusual Traffic Stop: Police Find Pet Duck in Passenger Seat During Impaired Driving Arrest
47-Year-Old Woman Charged with Impaired Driving, Police Ensure Safety of Her Feathered Friend
In an incident that quacked up the police, a Collingwood driver couldn’t duck away from an impaired driving charge, even with her feathery companion present in the vehicle.
Officers from the Nottawasaga Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a 911 call from an alarmed citizen around 8 p.m. on July 19. The caller suspected a driver in the vicinity of Highway 27 and Innisfil Beach Road was operating a vehicle under the influence.
Officers Discover a Unique Co-Pilot: A Pet Duck
To their surprise, upon pulling over the vehicle, officers discovered not only the 47-year-old female driver from Collingwood but also her pet duck comfortably perched in the passenger seat.
Charges Laid, Feathered Friend Safe and Sound
The driver was charged with impaired driving, with her blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. However, it wasn’t all bad news – the duck was left in the safe care of the family and is reportedly doing well, according to OPP.
The accused is scheduled to appear before the Bradford Ontario Court of Justice at a later date to face the charges.
Nottawasaga OPP Reiterate Commitment to Public Safety
The Nottawasaga OPP stands committed to ensuring public safety and actively works in partnership with local communities to deliver proactive and innovative policing. They value community members’ contributions toward building safer neighborhoods.
For any information about potential unlawful activities, the public is encouraged to reach out to the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or contact Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-822-8477 (TIPS) or via their website at www.crimestopperssdm.com.
Story source: https://www.midlandtoday.ca/police-beat/police-pull-over-driver-find-pet-duck-in-passenger-seat-7302053