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Media Release 13 January 2020

Taxi Driver charged with impaired operation of a conveyance

A 36 year old Cobourg woman is charged with impaired related offences after a Port Hope Police officer observed a vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed on Peter Street. On the 11th of January 2020 shortly before 1:00am the Officer stopped the vehicle which appeared to be a Taxi from A-1 Taxi. The officer commenced and investigation into the driver who was noted to have a passenger on board.  The investigation resulted in the driver being arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance.  The passenger, which was determined to be a fare, was picked up by another cab company at the request of Police.  Julie Marie Couvieau is further charged with operation of a conveyance excess blood/alcohol and operation of a vehicle while prohibited. The vehicle was impounded at the scene. She appears in court at the end of January 2020.

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