(TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH/ERAMOSA, ON) - On Thursday July 5, 2018 at approximately 3:00 a.m. the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a single vehicle collision on Whitelaw Road 34, near Guelph. Reports indicated that a black sedan entered the ditch and started on fire. OPP, Guelph Fire Department and Guelph-Wellington Paramedics Service attended. The fire was extinguished and no one was hurt.
While speaking with the male driver, officers formed the opinion that he was impaired by alcohol. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.
41-year-old Robert M. TONKOVIC of Kitchener has been charged with Impaired Driving and with Driving with Over 80 mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood contrary to the Criminal Code. A 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension (A.D.L.S.) and 7-day Vehicle Impoundment was initiated as per statute. He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Criminal Court on August 3, 2018.
If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, please call police at 911 to report it.