(WELLINGTON NORTH TOWNSHIP, ON) - On Saturday August 18, 2018 at approximately 10:22 p.m. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers received a report of possible impaired driver that has stopped at an eating establishment located on the Main Street of Mount Forest.
Witnesses observed the male drive into the parking lot and exit the vehicle. Officers arrived at the scene and saw the vehicle with the driver's door open, music blaring and keys in the ignition and the driver inside the restaurant. Police spoke with the driver and determined that he had been drinking. A Roadside Screening Device (ASD) test was conducted which resulted in a fail. He was arrested and brought to a local OPP Operations Centre for further testing.
59-year-old Warren DICKSON has been charged with Care or Control - Over 80 mgs of alcohol in 100mL of blood contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. 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 September 11, 2018 to answer to the charge.
If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.