Police charge couple after shotgun brandished during road rage incident in Northumberland County

Male driver also charged with impaired operation following Sunday night incident

Northumberland OPP seized this shotgun and ammunition after it was allegedly displayed to another driver during a road rage incident in Hamilton Township in Northumberland County on May 30, 2021. (Police-supplied photo)
Northumberland OPP seized this shotgun and ammunition after it was allegedly displayed to another driver during a road rage incident in Hamilton Township in Northumberland County on May 30, 2021. (Police-supplied photo)

Police have charged a North York couple following a road rage incident involving a shotgun in Hamilton Township in Northumberland County on Sunday night (May 30).

At around 7:05 p.m., Northumberland OPP received a report that two motorists were involved in an apparent road rage incident, in which one of the drivers allegedly displayed what appeared to be a shotgun to the other driver.

Police, who have not released details on which roadway the incident took place, conducted a high-risk stop of a vehicle with a male driver and female passenger.

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They discovered a shotgun and ammunition in the vehicle and, after suspecting the driver had consumed alcohol, used a roadside screening device to test the driver. The driver failed the test.

Police have charged the accused driver, Vladmir Alexander Boric, 56, of North York, with breach of firearms regulation (transport firearm or restricted weapon) and operation while impaired (blood alcohol concentration 80 plus).

Police also charged the passenger, Mitzi Flores, 32, of North York, with breach of firearms regulation (transport firearm or restricted weapon).

Boric and Flores were released and are scheduled to attend the Ontario court of Justice on July 14, 2021.

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