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Young cyclist in collision, speeders charged

An 11-year-old boy was struck riding his bicycle was sruct by a motor vehicle while he attempting to cross the road Friday in Picton.

Prince Edward County OPP was dispatched to King Street at about 2:47 p.m. The youth went to Picton Hospital with minor, non-life threatening injuries. No charges were laid.

Const. Patrick Menard reminds cyclists to pay close attention to vehicle traffic while riding.

Speeders in the County
Earlier Friday, while conducting vehicle patrol, officers witnessed a vehicle on County Road 1 travelling at a high rate of speed.

A 25-year-old Picton man was charged with excessive speeding. His vehicle was impounded for seven days and he is to appear at the Picton Court at a later date.

A half hour later, while still on County Road 1, the same officer observed another vehicle at a high rate of speed.

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 67-year-old woman from Toronto, was charged with race motor vehicle and excessive speed. Her vehicle was impounded for seven days. She is to appear in Picton Court at a later date.

Sunday, police were informed by a citizen that a suspicious male was seen carrying a knife while walking on Main St. Picton.

Upon police arrival, a 22-year-old male from Picton was charged for carrying a concealed weapon. He was issued an appearance notice with a Picton Court date of May 30, 2018.

In a separate incident, police stopped a motor vehicle near a RIDE program on Elk St. during the early morning Sunday. The driver, a 25-year-old Hallowell resident, was issued a three-day license suspension after police detected an odor of an alcohol beverage and administered an approved screening device (ASD).

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