NOT A GREAT START TO THE YEAR
5:30 PM | Wellington County OPP responded to a multi-vehicle collision at Wellington Road 12 and Wellington Road 7. Reports indicated that a red pickup and blue hatchback collided and that four people had been injured. Police attended and while speaking with the driver of the pickup formed the opinion that he was impaired. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for testing. Four injured occupants from the hatchback were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. A 37-year-old Moorefield man was charged with ‘operating a conveyance (motor vehicle, vessel, aircraft or railway equipment) while impaired to any degree by alcohol or drug or combination of alcohol and drug’ and ‘within two hours after ceasing to operate a conveyance had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 80mg (or higher) of alcohol in 100mL of blood.’ A 90day administrative driver’s licence suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day cehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Court on February 1.
9:30 AM | A Wellington County OPP officer monitoring traffic stopped a vehicle for erratic driving behaviour on Wellington Road 109, Minto. While speaking with the driver it was determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. A roadside screening test resulted in a fail. The driver was arrested and brought to a local OPP operations centre for further testing. A 35-year-old of Sarnia man was charged with ‘impaired operation of a motor vehicle by having a blood alcohol concentration of 80 mg plus of alcohol in 100ml of blood.’ His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days, and his car impounded for a week. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on January 29.
1:30 AM | Members of the Wellington County OPP were monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 7, south of Elora when the driver of a silver hatchback was stopped for speeding while travelling over 110 km/h in an 80km/h zone. While speaking with the male driver, officers formed the opinion that he was under the influence of alcohol. A roadside screening test was conducted, which resulted in a fail. He was arrested and brought in further testing. As a result, the 20-year-old Oakville man was charged with ‘impaired driving - over 80 (mgs or more of alcohol in 100ml of blood)’ and ‘speeding.’ A 90-day A.D.L.S. and seven-day vehicle impoundment were initiated. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Court on February 8 to answer the charges.
A multi-vehicle collision involving a blue Ford sedan, pickup truck and van brought emergency crews to the intersection of Arthur Street and Listowel Road in Elmira on Jan. 2.