(GODERICH, ON) - A call from an alert citizen helped police take a drunk driver off the streets of Goderich last night (09Aug). At 6:26 p.m. Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers received a call for assistance from a concerned witness that witnessed an intoxicated driver stop his vehicle, vomit on the side of the road and continue driving.
Police officers began patrolling for the suspect vehicle and within a few minutes officers located the suspect vehicle travelling southbound on Essex Street in Goderich. Upon stopping the vehicle the investigating officer observed the driver to be displaying several signs of impairment. Additionally, it was noted the driver was not wearing his seat belt and there was also open alcohol inside the vehicle.
The driver was placed under arrest for impaired driving and was transported to the Huron OPP Detachment for breath tests. He subsequently provided two samples of his breath to a qualified Intoxilizer Technician and both of his samples registered over the legal limit.
Eric WESTON, 49 years of age of no fixed address has been charged with Impaired Driving, Drive Motor Vehicle With Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol, Driver - Fail to Properly Wear Seatbelt and Drive Motor Vehicle With Open Container of Liquor. He was released from custody earlier this morning with a court date scheduled for September 10, 2018 at the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich.